Test was conducted at Suffolfk Community Healthcare at March 2015. Leg Ulcer & Community Nursing teams from across the county were invited to participate. Teams were identified and introduced to the Hero H-2 system arranged together with application technique demonstration followed. Suitable patients were identified by these teams and the HERO H-2 kits were tested. The UCS Leg Ulcer module workshop was attended by Helen Hollinworth. Ten teams wanted to take part with 7 of these returning a total of 47 evaluation papers.
Case study was conducted at North East Foundation Trust 2014. Patient was a 88 year old female who presented to the Community Nursing Team following the development of an ulcer to her left leg. Mrs A had been previously been treated for lower limb oedema which was managed with compression hosiery.
Case study was conducted at Bromley Healthcare at 2014. Mary, a 93 year old visually impaired, fully mobile and independent lady sustained a traumatic injury to the left anterior of her leg in April 2014. A previous similar injury took a year to heal due to multiple skin allergies to dressing and bandage products. Mary also experienced slippage and bulk of bandage issues which affected her mobility and consequently her quality of life. The wound size: 1.6x2cm with 100% sloughy tissue. It was determined that ABPI 0.92 would be suitable for compression. The patient expressed concerns due to previous bad experiences with multi-layer compression bandages and felt bulky bandages would impact on her mobility and safety in moving about. The new HERO H-2 bandage system was explained and she agreed to try with no promises she would concord with treatment