Sebastian Probst

Sebastian Probst
University of Applied Sciences and Arts Western Switzerland

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Additional affiliations
October 2010 - January 2016
Zurich University of Applied Sciences
Position
  • Lecturer
January 2007 - December 2010
University of Surrey

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Publications (71)
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Chronic wounds adversely affect the quality of life of individuals and odour is a well-recognised associated factor. Odour can affect sleep, well-being, social interactions, diet and potentially wound healing. This systematic review aims to examine the effectiveness of topical interventions in the management of odour associated with chronic and mal...
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Aim This study aimed to compare the effect of a novel sterile polyacrylate wound pad with activated carbon cloth treatment with a standard non-adhesive hydrocellular foam dressing with silver in reducing wound area. Method A multicentre randomised controlled open-label wound-dressing trial was conducted in two wound care outpatient clinics in west...
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Background: Due to an increasing number of undergraduate students in a Bachelor of Nursing Science program, the existing teaching modalities in wound care were shifted into blended- and e-learning units. The aim is to present the development and implementation of a blended- and e-learning wound care curriculum in an actual nursing program. Method...
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Nursing aspects of palliative wound care are driven by patient and family goals integrated with three components of wound management: the management or palliation of the underlying cause of the wound, management of wound-related symptoms, and management of the wound and peri-wound skin. Wounds most commonly encountered include pressure ulcers, fung...
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Background Chronic wounds are an increasing problem in the aging population, patients experience a lower health-related quality of life and the care for these patients is associated with high costs. Thorough wound assessments facilitate objective monitoring of wound status and progress. A wound assessment tool can guide clinicians in these wound as...
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Zusammenfassung Wund-D.A.CH. hat sich als Dachverband deutschsprachiger Wundbehandlungs-Fachgesellschaften in dieser Best Practice Empfehlung mit Flüssigkeits-assoziierten Hautschäden (FAH) befasst, die im englischsprachigen Raum als moisture-associated skin damage (MASD) bezeichnet werden. In diesem Expertenkonsens werden die Krankheitsbilder Inko...
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Background Venous leg ulcers (VLUs) are chronic wounds characterized by slow healing and high recurrence. Information on prevalence and incidence is essential for ascertaining the burden of VLU on the health care system and to inform epidemiological research, priority setting, and health care planning. The objective of this protocol is to present a...
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Wund‐D.A.CH., as the umbrella organization of German‐speaking wound treatment societies, has currently developed a best practice recommendation for skin damage caused by body fluids, which is known as moisture‐associated skin damage (MASD) in English‐speaking countries. In this expert consensus, the diseases incontinence‐associated dermatitis (IAD)...
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Introduction Chronic venous leg ulcer (VLU) healing is a complex clinical problem. It requires intervention from skilled, costly, multidisciplinary wound-care teams, working with patients to manage their care. Compression therapy has been shown to help heal venous ulcers and to reduce recurrence, with some evidence suggesting the value of exercise...
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Background A venous leg ulcer is a chronic leg wound caused by poor venous blood circulation in the lower limbs. It is a recurring condition causing pain, malodour, reduced mobility, and depression. Randomised controlled trials evaluating treatments for venous leg ulcers provide important evidence to inform clinical decision-making. However, for fi...
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Aim The aim of this study was to explore the occurrence of venous leg ulcer recurrence and the relationship with self‐efficacy, social support and quality of life. Furthermore, we investigated the lived experiences of those patients and their understanding of why they developed a recurrence. Design We used a convergent parallel mixed method design...
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This editorial is dedicated to the WHO Assembly 2020 year of the Nurse and Midwife
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Venous leg ulcers are lesions between the ankle joint and the knee caused by chronic venous insufficiency. The Venous Leg Ulcer Self Efficacy Tool (VeLUSET) was developed to measure self-care and self-efficacy in Englishspeaking persons with venous leg ulcers. This study describes the translation and cross-cultural adaptation of the original versio...
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Introduction Venous leg ulcers are slow-healing wounds with a high risk of recurrences. To prevent recurrences and promote healing, different nurse-led educational interventions have been developed. The impact of these interventions on self-management is ambiguous. Also, how persons with a venous leg ulcer experiences these educational sessions are...
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Background: Venous leg ulcers (VLUs) are chronic wounds characterised by slow healing and high recurrence. Information on prevalence and incidence is essential for ascertaining the burden of VLU on the health care system and to inform epidemiological research, priority setting and health-care planning. The objective of this protocol is to present a...
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Aims The aim of this study is to: (a) develop an evidence‐based multidisciplinary educational intervention for patients with a venous leg ulcer; and (b) conduct a pilot study to assess the feasibility of the intervention in the clinical setting. Design A two‐stage study design was used: (a) an multidisciplinary expert committee designed an educati...
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Background: Chronic wounds affect an estimated 2.21 per 1000 population. They are a significant source of morbidity and affect individuals physically, psychologically, socially and financially. Person-centered care is one approach to improve patient outcomes in wound care as it values patients' perspectives, beliefs and autonomy and considers the...
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Wound care and soft tissue repair have been a major human concern for millennia. Despite considerable advancements in standards of living and medical abilities, difficult-to-heal wounds remain a major burden for patients, clinicians and the healthcare system alike. Due to an aging population, the rise in chronic diseases such as vascular disease an...
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The World Health Assembly declared 2020, the International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife. Recent editorials and commentaries support the leading role of nurses and midwives as frontline caregivers emphasizing the need to invest in the nursing workforce worldwide to meet global health needs. Today nurses are also leaders in research and one exam...
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Aim of this study To provide an overview of the available nurse-led individualized educational interventions, for persons with Venous Leg Ulcer (VLUs) in an outpatient or homecare settings. Materials and Methods For this scoping review, a search was performed between December 2019 and January 2020. To identify sources of evidence a systematic sear...
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Surgical site infection (SSI) is an unfortunate postoperative complication that affects many surgical patients worldwide and treatment of this type of wound is most likely to occur following discharge from the acute care setting. While there are several guidelines for preventing and managing SSIs in hospitals, there is an absence of guidelines for...
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Aim of the study: To explore patient understanding of why they develop a venous leg ulcer and how they can prevent recurrence. Method: The methodological framework of the hermeneutic phenomenological approach was used. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with seventeen participants living with a venous leg ulcer from May 2017 to November 2...
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Objective This study was conducted to assess the psychometric properties of the translated and adapted Venous Leg Ulcer Self Efficacy Tool (VeLUSET) in the new cultural context. Design Validation study Setting Three outpatient clinics in Western Switzerland. Participants 32 consecutive persons with venous leg ulcers (VLU). Main outcome measures...
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Objective Hard-to-heal wounds such as leg (LU) or diabetic foot ulcers (DFU) are slow healing, have a high recurrence rate and are associated with infection, smell and exudate. Current therapeutic approaches are multifaceted and focus on improving wound healing and preventing recurrences. Advanced wound dressings, especially super absorbent dressin...
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Background: Venous leg ulcers are slow-healing wounds with a high recurrence rate of 70% and a 60% risk of becoming chronic. Signs and symptoms such as pain or exudate are not only a burden on those affected but also on the healthcare system and society in general. The estimated leg ulcer prevalence in the general population is 1%. Treatment costs...
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Objective: Leg ulcers can take a long time to heal and have a high recurrence rate. This study aims to describe the sociodemographic and medical profile, and therapeutic needs of patients with leg ulcers, and the benefits of care in a specialised leg ulcers outpatient clinic. Method: This is a descriptive, cross-sectional pilot study of patients...
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Wund-D.A.CH. ist der Dachverband deutschsprachiger Fachgesellschaften, die sich mit den Thematiken der Wundbehandlung beschäftigen. Experten verschiedener Fachgesellschaften aus Deutschland, Österreich und der Schweiz haben nun einen aktuellen Konsens der Kompressionstherapie für Patienten mit Ulcus cruris venosum erstellt. In Europa ist das Ulcus...
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Wund-D.A.CH. is the umbrella organization of the various wound care societies in German-speaking countries. The present consensus paper on practical aspects pertinent to compression therapy in patients with venous leg ulcers was developed by experts from Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. In Europe, venous leg ulcers rank among the most common caus...
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Georgina Gethin,1 Caroline McIntosh,2 Sebastian Probst3 1School of Nursing and Midwifery, National University of Ireland, Galway, 2Discipline of Podiatric Medicine, National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland; 3School of Health, University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland, Geneva, Switzerland Abstract: Malignant fungating wounds (MFWs) a...
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Introduction It is well documented that the prevalence of venous leg ulcers (VLUs) is increasing, coinciding with an ageing population. Accurate global prevalence of VLUs is difficult to estimate due to the range of methodologies used in studies and accuracy of reporting.1 Venous ulceration is the most common type of leg ulceration and a significan...
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Document available at : http://www.magonlinelibrary.com:80/pb%2Dassets/JOWC/EWMA-venous-leg-ulcers.pdf
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Der letzte Beitrag unserer Serie über Chronically Critical Illness beleuchtet die Phase der Rückverlegung der betroffenen Patienten von der Intensiv- zurück auf die Normalstation. Sobald keine dauerhaften intensivmedizinischen Interventionen mehr nötig sind, kann dieser Schritt erfolgen. Allerdings ist der pflegerische Aufwand bei CCI-Patienten seh...
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Aims The purpose of this study was to evaluate of a 5-week nurse-led educational programme on foot care self-efficacy in high-risk diabetic patients with current foot ulcers. Methods A pilot randomised controlled study was conducted in five acute care hospitals in Switzerland. Nineteen subjects (16 males and 3 females, aged 44–84 years) were random...
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Background: Language plays an essential role in the provision of nursing care, since successful communication is a vital prerequisite to being able to provide appropriate nursing care efficiently and effectively. It is not known what kinds of interventions are effective in overcoming language discordance in nursing practice. Objectives: This cri...
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Nursing aspects of palliative wound care are driven by patient and family goals integrated with three components of wound management: the management or palliation of the underlying cause of the wound, management of wound-related symptoms, and management of the wound and peri-wound skin. Wounds most commonly found include pressure ulcers, fungating...
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Background: Living with multiple chronic diseases is complex and leads to enhanced care needs. To foster integrated care a project called "Living with chronic disease" (Leila) was initiated. Aim: The aim was to develop an Advanced Practice Nursing (APN) service in collaboration with medical centers for persons who are living with multiple chroni...
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This document can be downloaded free of charge from the website of the European Wound Management Association www.ewma.org Your feedback is welcome. Regards Georgina
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This document provides an overview of the main approaches to the organisation of wound care within homecare settings across Europe with case exemplars from England, Germany and the Nordic Countries. By identifying possible barriers to best practice wound care in home care settings and uncovering the preconditions needed to provide safe and high qua...
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To determine from a multi-disciplinary and international perspective current practice in the management of wound odour. Malodour is cited by patients and carers as one of the most distressing and socially isolating aspects of their wounds. The absence of a standardised approach to assessment and management underscores the need to collect baseline d...
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To explore how women living at home with a malignant fungating wound (MFW) cope with such wounds. To explore coping through the lived experiences of patients a methodological framework, using Heideggerian hermeneutic phenomenology and semi-structured interviews. Nine patients were interviewed from January until November 2009. The results are divide...
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Aims and objectives: The aim of this integrative literature review was twofold: (1) to investigate different collaborative programmes for older people with depression living at home with diverse access to care and (2) to describe conceptualisation of the nurses' role and interventions within these care models. Background: One in four older peopl...
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This article constitutes an extraction of key messages originally presented in the Document: Antimicrobials and Non-Healing Wounds. Evidence, controversies and suggestions written by the European Wound Management Association (EWMA), and originally published by the Journal of Wound Care in 2013. All sections are shortened and some not included. For...
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Exudate is a normal part of the healing process in all types of wound and has an important role in regulating the moisture level in the wound environment. Exudate is a dominant issue for patients and their families and is important in the management of both acute and chronic wounds. Increased exudate levels can be a symptom of infection. If a wound...
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Purpose of review: This article describes why this review is timely and relevant. To report on the recent research, which advances our understanding and practice of palliative wound care (wound-related pain and symptom management or wound palliation). Recent findings: This article describes the main themes in the literature covered by the articl...
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Caring for a loved one with a malignant fungating wound is very challenging and causes extreme physical and psychological distress. The aim of this study was to explore the experiences of carers who care for a loved one with a fungating breast wound. To explore the lived experiences of carers, a methodological framework using Heideggerian hermeneut...
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The care of individuals with a fungating malignant wound represents challenging cancer management not only for patients and their families but also for health care professionals. Understanding the difficulties faced by nurses when they care for patients with such a wound can help guide practice and service development. The aim of this study was to...

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