Award success for pressure ulcer nurse
Monday 11 May 2015
A nurse has been commended for helping to heal severe wounds in local people faster by using a new treatment method.
Luxmi Mohamud, a Guy's and St Thomas' tissue viability nurse based at Dulwich Community Hospital, won the Journal of Wound Care’s award for best clinical research.
Luxmi uses an oxygen-based spray to increase the amount of oxygen that gets to wounds, helping them to heal quicker.
Pressure ulcers can affect people who sit down for long periods or who are unable to get out of bed. They may start to see redness and skin blistering over bony parts of the body.
Luxmi says: "Our team treats about 240 patients a month and I've seen some fantastic results from the oxygen spray. It can speed up healing when other methods haven’t worked.
"I've had patients who are now able to wear clothing such as shorts after years of keeping their legs covered because of their wounds."
Guy's and St Thomas' is running the Zero Pressure campaign to reduce the number of people with pressure ulcers in Lambeth and Southwark.
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Last updated: May 2015