Fania Pagnamenta
Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Competence (human resources)SurgeryPsychologyIntensive care medicinePhysical therapyPsychological interventionDiabetic footWorkbookClinical nurse specialistOcclusive dressingExperimentalismContext (language use)GuidelineIncontinence padsManagement information systemsWound careIncidence (epidemiology)Medical educationClinical trialMedicine
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#1Fania Pagnamenta (Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust)H-Index: 3
#2Monique Lhussier (Northumbria University)H-Index: 16
Rationale, aims, and objectives - The aim of this paper is to (1) summarize the challenges with developing evidence for dressing selection in wound care, (2) discuss the limiting influence that the Evidence‐Based Practice movement has had in this field, and (3) discuss the opportunities offered by Dewey's theory of experimentalism as a pragmatic solution to develop a structured body of evidence. Findings - Whilst the number of dressings available on the market continue to proliferate, limited pr...
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#1Jackie Rees (Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust)H-Index: 3
#2Fania Pagnamenta (Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust)H-Index: 3
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Preventing pressure ulcers is complex and involves skin care, the provision of therapy mattresses, repositioning, the management of incontinence and adequate nutritional support. This article describes a model of therapy mattress provision that is based on non-powered products. Evaluating the efficiency of this model is challenging, due to the complexities of care, but Safety Thermometer data and incidents reports offer reassurance that non-powered therapy mattresses can provide adequate pressur...
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#1Rachel Forster (Edin.: University of Edinburgh)H-Index: 8
#2Fania Pagnamenta (Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust)H-Index: 3
Background It is estimated that people in industrialised countries have a 1% chance of suffering from a leg ulcer at some time in their life. The majority of leg ulcers are associated with circulation problems; poor blood return in the veins causes venous ulcers (around 70% of ulcers) and poor blood supply to the legs causes arterial ulcers (around 22% of ulcers). Treatment of arterial leg ulcers is directed towards correcting the poor arterial blood supply, for example by correcting arterial bl...
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#1Jackie Rees (Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust)H-Index: 3
#2Fania PagnamentaH-Index: 3
: This article outlines the causes of incontinence dermatitis and risk factors associated with this skin problem. The authors describe how simple guidance on skin care can improve patient care and use a case study to illustrate this.
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#1Jacqueline Rees (Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust)H-Index: 2
#2Fania PagnamentaH-Index: 3
Last. Valeric HoggH-Index: 1
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: Ensuring that healthcare assistants are competent to perform tasks delegated to them is essential. The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has developed a workbook that addresses competencies in continence (catheter care), nutrition and pressure ulcer prevention. The workbook aims to accompany clinical-based learning and help HCAs progress through the NHS Knowledge and Skills Framework. This article outlines issues around competence, and the three clinical areas covered in the w...
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The relationship between the clinical nurse specialist (CNS) (tissue viability) and patient with regard to wound care has not been discussed in the literature. Patients view their wounds in a very different way from the CNS: some patients refuse to acknowledge that there is a problem with their wounds, display unrealistic optimism for their condition, and do not perceive themselves to be at risk of developing diabetic foot ulcers. This article presents a case study in which the wound is viewed t...
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Within this article, the authors have put forward a solution to keep track of pressure-relieving devices using internet-based secure online systems. In partnership with a therapy bed company they set up a system that was able to manage and monitor the requirements of their trust and ensure that products are used for patients who most need them. In using these systems they were also able to gather real-time data on usage and costs as well as time-dependent analysis. The system has also allowed a ...
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