I am a part-time Lecturer / Practitioner in the School of Health and Social Care.
I work clinically as a Specialist Nurse at the Spittal St centre in Edinburgh where I lead the Wound Clinic service.
Lafferty, C., Smith, L., Coull, A. & Shanley, J. (2016). The experience of an increase in the injection of ethylphenidate in Lothian April 2014–March 2015. Scottish Medical Journal. 61(2), 74-83. doi:10.1177/0036933016649871. ISSN 0036-9330
Background and aims
New psychoactive substances are causing increasing harm across the UK but the use of new psychoactive substance by injecting has become a significant probl...
Coull, A. (2015). The role of intravenous drug use in venous leg ulceration. British Journal of Nursing. 24(Sup20), S17-S17. ISSN 0966-0461
No abstract available.
Finnie, A. (2013). The SIGN guideline on the care of chronic leg ulcers: an aid to improving practice. Journal of Wound Care. 9(8), 365-367. doi:10.12968/jowc.2000.9.8.26276. ISSN 0969-0700
Implementation of national guidelines and local protocols can help practitioners to ensure their practice is evidence-based. This article describes how the implementation of t...
Niblo, J. & Coull, A. (2013). Ankle brachial pressure index of normal, healthy, younger adults. British Journal of Nursing. 22(Sup8), S16-S21. doi:10.12968/bjon.2013.22.Sup8.S16. ISSN 0966-0461
Doppler ultrasound and ankle brachial pressure index (ABPI) calculations are used in the assessment of lower limb vascularity, specifically to determine arterial deficiency. A...
Male, S., Coull, A. & Murphy-Black, T. (2007). Preliminary study to investigate the normal range of Ankle Brachial Pressure Index in young adults. Journal of Clinical Nursing. 16(10), 1878-1885. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2702.2007.01796.x. ISSN 0962-1067
Aim. The aim of this study was to find the normal range of Ankle Brachial Pressure Index (ABPI) for healthy adults in the 20–40-year age group. The hypothesis was: there is n...
Ring, N., Coull, A., Howie, C., Murphy-Black, T. & Watterson, A. (2006). Analysis of the impact of a national initiative to promote evidence-based nursing practice. International Journal of Nursing Practice. 12(4), 232-240. doi:10.1111/j.1440-172x.2006.00569.x. ISSN 1322-7114
Best Practice Statements (BPS) are designed to facilitate evidence-based practice. This descriptive, exploratory study evaluated
the impact of five of these statements in Scot...
Coull, A., Tolson, D. & McIntosh, J. (2006). Class-3c compression bandaging for venous ulcers: comparison of spiral and figure-of-eight techniques. Journal of Advanced Nursing. 54(3), 274-283. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2648.2006.03816.x. ISSN 0309-2402
Aim. This paper reports a study to compare the differences in compression produced on a limb using a spiral and a figure-of-eight bandaging technique.
Background. Chronic le...
Ring, N., Malcolm, C., Coull, A., Murphy-Black, T. & Watterson, A. (2005). Nursing best practice statements: an exploration of their implementation in clinical practice. Journal of Clinical Nursing. 14(9), 1048-1058. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2702.2005.01225.x. ISSN 0962-1067
Aims and objectives. To explore implementation of the first five Best Practice Statements from the perspective of nurses involved in their development.
Background. Best Practi...
Coull, A. & Clark, M. (2005). Best practice statement for compression hosiery. Wounds UK. 1(1), 70-78. ISSN 1746-6814
The use of compression hosiery requires adequate knowledge on the part of the practitioner to enable the selection of appropriate products, and a working partnership with pati...
Coull, A. (2005). Innovative web-based distance learning. Wounds UK. 1(1), 56-61. ISSN 1746-6814
Nursing management of leg ulceration is a skilled activity requiring the integration of both practice and theoretical knowledge. Access to specialist education programmes is e...
Finnie, A. (2002). Health on the streets: A clinic for homeless people run in conjunction with the big issue is proving to be a great success. dina leifer reports. Nursing Standard. 17(11), 14-15. doi:10.7748/ns.17.11.14.s33. ISSN 0029-6570
HOMELESS PEOPLE sometimes get a raw deal from health services. Staff can be hostile, particularly if they suspect the patient is a drug user. But two nurses have set up a clin...
Finnie, A. & Nicholson, P. (2002). Injecting drug use: developing a drop-in wound care clinic. British Journal of Nursing. 11(Sup2), S8-S20. doi:10.12968/bjon.2002.11.Sup2.10293. ISSN 0966-0461
The first part of this two-part series examined the difficulties facing nurses working with injecting drug users with skin problems (Finnie and Nicolson, 2002). This article d...
Grieve, R. J. & Finnie, A. (2002). Nutritional care: implications and recommendations for nursing. British Journal of Nursing. 11(7), 432-437. doi:10.12968/bjon.2002.11.7.10142. ISSN 0966-0461
Nutrition is a basic human requirement with both physiological and psychosocial dimensions that affect wellbeing. In times of illness ensuring adequate nutrition is particular...
Finnie, A. & Nicolson, P. (2002). Injecting drug use: implications for skin and wound management. British Journal of Nursing. 11(Sup1), S17-S28. doi:10.12968/bjon.2002.11.sup1.12246. ISSN 0966-0461
This article, the first of two parts, introduces the difficulties facing nurses working with injecting drug users with skin problems. Drug abuse is increasing globally, and ha...
Finnie, A. (2002). Support the new Tissue Viability Nurses' Association. British Journal of Nursing. 11(Sup1), S5-S5. doi:10.12968/bjon.2002.11.Sup1.12244. ISSN 0966-0461
As a new nursing specialty, tissue viability has come a long way in the last 15 years. Beginning from a handful of substantiated posts, there now appears to be around 400 appo...
Finnie, A. (2000). Interface pressure measurements in leg ulcer management. British Journal of Nursing. 9(Sup1), S8-S18. doi:10.12968/bjon.2000.9.Sup1.6353. ISSN 0966-0461
Interface pressure measurements are undertaken in health care as a useful tool to assist in understanding the pressures that exist between the skin surface and another surface...
Coull, A. (1993). Using leeches for venous drainage after surgery. Journal of Wound Care. 2(5), 294-297. doi:10.12968/jowc.19184.108.40.2064. ISSN 0969-0700
A review of the properties of medicinal leeches and of their application following microsurgery to assist in the relief of venous congestion.
Coull, A. F. (1991). Making Sense of Split Skin Grafts. Nursing Times. 87(27)ISSN 0954-7762
Boreham, N., Coull, A. F., Murray, I. D., Turner-Halliday, F. & Watterson, A. E. (2013). Education programmes preparing independent prescribers in Scotland: An evaluation. Nurse Education Today. 33(4), 321-326. doi:10.1016/j.nedt.2013.01.018. ISSN 0260-6917
Nurse prescribing (NP) is part of the modernisation of the health care workforce and contributes to patient care by improving access to quality services and...
Kane, F. M., Brodie, E. E., Coull, A., Coyne, L., Howd, A., Milne, A., …Robbins, R. (2004). The analgesic effect of odour and music upon dressing change. British Journal of Nursing. 13(Sup4), S4-S12. ISSN 0966-0461
Vascular wounds may require frequent dressing changes over a long period of time, often involving pain, which may not be adequately controlled with conventional analgesia. Com...
Finnie, A. & Wilson, A. (2004). Competencies for tissue viability nurse specialists. Journal of Tissue Viability. 14(3), 108-109. doi:10.1016/s0965-206x(04)43017-4. ISSN 0965-206X
Finnie, A. (2002). Hydrocolloids in wound management: pros and cons. British Journal of Community Nursing. 7(7), 338-345. doi:10.12968/bjcn.2002.7.7.10633. ISSN 1462-4753
Hydrocolloids are interactive dressings which are well established in wound management. Because of their sophisticated composition, they can be used to manage a variety of wou...
Finnie, A. (2002). Effect of a National Community Intervention Programme on Healing Rates of Chronic Leg Ulcer: Randomised Controlled Trial. Phlebology. 17(2), 47-53. doi:10.1177/026835550201700202. ISSN 0268-3555
Background and Objective:
Chronic leg ulcer is a common cause of serious disability in the elderly. Healing rates of chronic leg ulcers of 50–75% at 3–6 months have been repor...
Finnie, A. (2002). Bandages and bandaging techniques for compression therapy. British Journal of Community Nursing. 7(3), 134-142. doi:10.12968/bjcn.2002.7.3.10212. ISSN 1462-4753
Bandaging skills are essential for community nurses not only as a method of supporting joints, or retaining a dressing, but as an important treatment of leg ulceration. It is ...
Finnie, A. (2001). Management of venous leg ulcers by compression therapy. Nursing and Residential Care. 3(4), 166-173. doi:10.12968/nrec.2001.3.4.7616. ISSN 1465-9301
Venous disease is a component of approximately 70% of leg ulcers. Venous leg ulcers can be treated with compression therapy using different bandaging techniques, as discussed ...
Finnie, A. (1997). The Scottish Leg Ulcer Project. Scottish Nurse. 2(12)ISSN 1361-4177
Coull, A. F. (1991). Making Sense of Surgical Flaps. Nursing Times. 88(1)ISSN 0954-7762
Coull, A. F. & Wylie, K. M. (1990). Free Tissue Transfer. British Association of Plastic Surgery Nurses
Ropper, R. A., Finnie, A. & Gray, D. (2001). The developing role of tissue viability nurses. Scottish Nurse. 5(12)ISSN 1361-4177
Finnie, A. & Nicolson, P. (2001). Promoting Health at a Wound Care Clinic for Homeless People. A multi-layered approach to a multi-layered clinical problem. In Watterson, A. (Ed.). Public Health in PracticePalgrave Macmillan. ISBN 978-0-333-94617-6
Coull, A., Murray, I., Turner-Halliday, F. & Watterson, A. (2013). The expansion of nurse prescribing in Scotland: an evaluation. British Journal of Community Nursing. 18(5), 234-242. doi:10.12968/bjcn.2013.18.5.234. ISSN 1462-4753
Medicine prescribing by community nurses commenced in the UK in 1996. By 2001, nurse prescribing was extended to include more nurses and to cover a wider formulary. This resea...
Coull, A. (2013). Self-management of leg ulceration using a compression hosiery kit: considerations for service delivery. British Journal of Community Nursing. 18(Sup9), S23-S31. doi:10.12968/bjcn.2013.18.Sup9.S23. ISSN 1462-4753
This article describes the experience of a young male who developed leg ulceration, which he treated and managed by himself. In an unusual case, with unusual circumstances, he...
Coull, A. (2005). Evaluating the introduction of nursing best practice statements in Scotland. Journal of Tissue Viability. 15(3), 28. doi:10.1016/s0965-206x(05)53006-7. ISSN 0965-206X
Best practice statements (BPS) were launched in Scotland in 2002 to encourage consistent evidence-based practice (EBP) by guiding practitioners in specific areas of care. This...
Finnie, A. & Wilson, A. (2003). Development of a tissue viability nursing competency framework. British Journal of Nursing. 12(Sup1), S38-S44. doi:10.12968/bjon.2003.12.sup1.11251. ISSN 0966-0461
In 1999, a sub-group of the National Association for Tissue Viability Nurse Specialists (Scotland) agreed to lead the production of a competency framework. The aims were to de...
Finnie, A. (2001). Role definition and structured progress for tissue viability nurses. British Journal of Nursing. 10(Sup2), S6-S7. doi:10.12968/bjon.2001.10.sup2.12339. ISSN 0966-0461
Tissue viability nursing is a relatively new specialty. We know that tissue viability nurses (TVNs) are a valuable resource and that the development of a coo...
Finnie, A. & Nicolson, P. (2002). Homeless people and injecting drug users: implications for wound care. Leg Ulcer Forum JOurnal. 17
Finnie, A. (1999). The Scottish Leg Ulcer Project. Journal of Tissue Viability. 9(3), 85-87. doi:10.1016/s0965-206x(99)80023-0. ISSN 0965-206X
National and international guidelines on many topics have been introduced in recent years. It is unlikely that the implementation of few, or any, has been evaluated by randomi...
Coull, A. F. (1991). Making Sense of Pulse Oximetry. Nursing Times. 88(32)ISSN 0954-7762
Coull, A. F. (1990). Making Sense of Donor Sites. Nursing Times. 87(40)ISSN 0954-7762
Coull, A. F. & Wylie, K. M. (1990). Regular Monitoring - The Way to Ensure Flap Healing. Professional Nurse. 6(1), 18-21. ISSN 0266-8130
Surgical flap techniques are no longer confined to specialist plastic surgery units, and more nurses are being asked to manage patients following reconstructive surgery. Nursi...
Coull, A. F. (1988). Initial Treatment of Burns. Nursing. 3(40)
Finnie, A., Booth, S. & Williamson, S. (2003). Development of a web-based distance learning leg ulcer management course. In Proceedings of Wounds UK 2003ISBN n/a
Kane, F. M. A., Brodie, E., Coyne, L., Finnie, A., Howd, A., Milne, A., …Robins, R. (2003). Exploring The Analgesic Effect Of Two Complementary Therapies During Vascular Dressing Change. In Proceedings of Woulds UK 2003ISBN n/a
Finnie, A. (2002). Development of a specialist clinic for homeless people and injecting drug users. In Proceedings of the Wounds UK 2002 ConferenceISBN n/a
Finnie, A. & Wilson, A. (2002). A route to enhanced competence for Tissue Viability Nurse Specialists. In Proceedings of Wounds UK 2002 ConferenceISBN n/a
Finnie, A. & Nicolson, P. (2002). An exploration of factors contributing to chronic wounds in injecting drug users. In Proceedings of the 12th European Wound Management Association ConferenceISBN n/a
Finnie, A. (2001). An exploration of competency frameworks developed and implemented for Clinical Nurse Specialists in Community, Acute and Academic settings and their potential applicability to future specialist practice within Scotland. In Proceedings of NBS Research Dissemination ConferenceISBN n/a
Parkes, T., Coull, A., Stoddart, B. & Gray, S. (2011). Evaluation of Non-Medical Nurse Prescribing within NHS Fife Addictions Services. NHS Fife
Watterson, A., Turner, F., Coull, A., Murray, I. & Boreham, N. (2009). An Evaluation of the Expansion of Nurse Prescribing in Scotland. http://www.stir.ac.uk/research/hub/publication/1636: Scottish Government
Introduction 1. Nurse prescribing first became part of the UK government's policy agenda following the Cumberlege Report (DHSS, 1986). By 2001, nurse prescribing was extended ...
Watterson, A., Anderson, I., Coull, A. & Wilson, M. D. (2006). Report on a Health Needs Assessment for Homeless People in Forth Valley NHS Area. Stirling, Scotland: Forth Valley NHS Board
Coull, A. (2002). A Route to Enhanced Competence for Tissue Viability Nurse Specialists: Continuing professional development portfolio. Edinburgh: NHS Scotland
No abstract available.