Alison McGrath

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Wound debridement plays a key role in wound bed preparation and the healing of chronic wounds. A variety of techniques can be used to achieve debridement and autolytic debridement is frequently the clinician's first choice. This is aided by dressings including hydrogels and hydrocolloids, which provide the moist environment required for white blood cells to(More)
Alison McGrath is a Tissue Viability Nurse, North Yorkshire and York PCT Wound repair is a highly complex process. When wounds fail to heal, it is usually the absence of granulation tissue which is the main issue. However, there are times when an overgrowth of tissue can lead to practical management issues. This article will look at the normal wound healing(More)
We report findings from a pilot intervention that trained parents to be "friendship coaches" for their children with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Parents of 62 children with ADHD (ages 6-10; 68% male) were randomly assigned to receive the parental friendship coaching (PFC) intervention, or to be in a no-treatment control group. Families(More)
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