Ailsa Sharp

Biography

Ailsa is a Lecturer in Adult Nursing and the Field Lead for the undergraduate adult health students on the Bachelor of Nursing programme. As a former tissue viability nurse she ensures tissue viability in included in throughout the three year undergraduate programme for all fields of nursing, midwifery and also veterinary nursing.
Her particular interests are in education, equipping healthcare practitioners for their evolving role, and the resurgence of ‘old’ remedies like maggots and honey.

Themes

Esteem

Conference Activity

  • Scottish Wound Care Annual Conference: Chair 2009-2016
  • Wounds UK Annual Conference 2013. Symposium Chair

 

Invited Speaker

  • Sharp, A. Murray, M. Dorrance, H. 2008. Is honey the bee’s knees? Poster presentation: World Union of Wound Healing Societies, Toronto, Canada
  • European Wound Management association Conference 2007. Oral presentation: Pilot study to compare the incidence of pressure ulceration on two therapeutic support surfaces in elderly care.

 

Date


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Understanding leg ulceration associated with Intravenous drug use

Journal Article
Coull, A., & Sharp, A. (2018)
Understanding leg ulceration associated with Intravenous drug use. Nursing Times, 114(6), 31-34
Clinicians are reporting a rise in numbers of people with leg ulceration and a history of injecting drug use. These tend to be younger people with little co-morbidity. The ulc...

Is peer tutoring a win / win situation?

Presentation / Conference
Watt, S., Sharp, A., & Howson, F. (2013, May)
Is peer tutoring a win / win situation?. Paper presented at International Clinical Skills Conference, Prato, Italy

Preparation of peer tutors for clinical skills teaching – what works?

Presentation / Conference
Watt, S., & Sharp, A. (2013, May)
Preparation of peer tutors for clinical skills teaching – what works?. Paper presented at International Clinical Skills Conference, Prato, Italy

Diabetes and its impact on wound healing

Journal Article
Sharp, A., & Clark, J. (2011)
Diabetes and its impact on wound healing. Nursing Standard, 25, 41-47. https://doi.org/10.7748/ns2011.07.25.45.41.c8626
This article discusses the reasons why wounds in people with diabetes take longer to heal and are more susceptible to complications. The physiology of the wound healing proces...

Beneficial effects of honey dressings in wound management

Journal Article
Sharp, A. (2009)
Beneficial effects of honey dressings in wound management. Nursing Standard, 24(7), 66-74. https://doi.org/10.7748/ns2009.10.24.7.66.c7331
Honey is enjoying a resurgence of popularity in wound care. There is evidence that it has beneficial action on several aspects of wound care; it has been shown to debride woun...

Pressure ulcer grading tools: how reliable are they?

Journal Article
Sharp, A. (2004)
Pressure ulcer grading tools: how reliable are they?. Journal of Wound Care, 13(2), 75-77. https://doi.org/10.12968/jowc.2004.13.2.26579
Reports have indicated that 45\% of some hospital populations have a degree of tissue damage as a result of pressure. The reliability and validity of pressure ulcer risk asses...

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