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What is the EWMA and what does it bring to my clinical practice?

Talking about the EWMA is something I have had in mind for months. I have decided right now because I want to encourage you to participate in two super interesting educational events. The first...

Tricks to avoid complications in acute wounds

The following mental association is very common: "acute wound = wound that will close without problems". However, an acute wound can become complicated and chronic (or even considered chronic from the moment of its...

How to close large ulcers after mild trauma in the elderly?

How many times have we asked ourselves this question, health professionals, caregivers and, of course, the people who suffer them on their own skin? Without doubt, there are many ways of doing things (especially in...

What type of compression therapy to choose in each situation?

Once again, the post in summer time has compression therapy as its main theme. Last year we talked about the "Essential Decalogue in the fight against venous hypertension"https://www.elenaconde.com/en/essential-decalogue-in-the-fight-against-venous-hypertension/. This time we will also talk...

Povidone-iodine and chronic ulcers: a great controversy

Povidone-iodine is a product that is used by many professionals who treat wounds, but it also has many detractors... Despite not being new and having an enormously extended use, there is much ignorance and...

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CEAP Classification of Chronic Venous Disorders: Let’s all speak the same...

The CEAP classification (Clinical-Etiological-Anatomical-Pathophysiological) was created in 1994 to standardize the diverse manifestations of chronic venous disease. It was modified in 2004 to refer...

Distraction as analgesic strategy during dressing changes

Professionals  involved in wound management know that dressing changes represent an enormously stressful factor for patients, mainly because of the associated pain. Pain has...

Sclerotherapy in Venous Ulcers: The Sooner the Better

Sclerotherapy is the most widely used endovenous procedure as an alternative to surgery in patients with venous ulcers. As it is a minimally invasive...

Necrosis and purple edges in leg ulcers: keys to guide your...

Atypical wounds are in vogue this year... No doubt the document "Atypical Wounds", led by Kirsi Isoherranen and supported by the EWMA, has a...

Why do we continue to use topical antibiotics in clean wounds...

The unnecessary use of topical antibiotics in clean acute wounds is an issue I spoke about 4 years ago in the post "How do...

Gauzes soaked in astringent and antiseptic products for wounds and perilesional...

I've wanted to talk about this "dermatological" practice for a long time. I say "dermatological" because astringent and antiseptic products are a very widespread...

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