Wound care research at Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery
From Johnny De Silva
Researchers at Kings have developed ground-breaking new garments for patients with the rare skin condition Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB), which causes widespread blistering and wounds. Designed in partnership with clothing designers, carers, clinicians and patients, these garments reduce the difficulty of re-bandaging on a day-to-day basis, greatly improving quality of life for patients. The project was successfully turned into a product line of clothing designed especially for EB patients, which is now widely used and available via the NHS. As EB can also cause loss of hand function due to scarring, which can conjoin the fingers, researchers are now working on devices to delay and prevent deformities of the hand and help EB patients retain the use of their fingers. Find out more: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/nursing/research...