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Acute and Chronic Wounds

Current Management Concepts

Reflecting the latest technologic advances and therapies, the extensively revised new edition of Ruth Bryant and Denise Nix's Acute and Chronic Wounds: Current Management Concepts remains your #1 source for today's best information on wound care. Using a strong nursing process and multidisciplinary approach, this best-selling title is an all-inclusive resource for anyone involved in the care of acute surgical wounds and all types of chronic wounds.

Hardbound, 648 Pages

Published: December 2010

Imprint: Mosby

ISBN: 978-0-323-06943-4


  • Section I: Foundations of Wound Care
    1. Principles for Practice Development
    2. Billing, Reimbursement, and Setting up a Clinic  NEW!
    3. Anatomy and Physiology of Skin and Soft Tissue
    4. Wound Healing Physiology
    5. Types of Skin Damage and Differential Diagnosis
    6. Skin and Wound Inspection and Assessment
    Section II: Pressure Ulcers
    7. Pressure Ulcers: Impact, Etiology, and Classification
    8. Developing and Maintaining a Pressure Ulcer Program  NEW!
    9. Pressure Redistribution Support Surfaces
    Section III: Lower Extremity Wounds
    10. Lower Extremity Assessment
    11. Arterial Ulcers
    12. Venous Ulcers
    13. Lymphedema
    14. Neuropathic Wounds: The Diabetic Wound
    15. Foot and Nail Care
    Section IV: Wound Management
    16. Wound Bioburden and Infection
    17. Wound Debridement
    18. Topical Management: Cleansing and Dressings
    Section V: Biophysical and Biological Agents
    19. Skin Substitutes and Extracellular Matrix Scaffolds  NEW!
    20. Molecular and Cellular Regulators
    21. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy
    22. Hyperbaric Oxygenation
    23. Electrical Stimulation
    24. Ultraviolet Light and Ultrasound
    Section VI: Critical Cofactors
    25. Wound Pain: Impact and Assessment
    26. Managing Wound Pain
    27. Nutritional Assessment and Support
    28. Perfusion and Oxygenation  NEW!
    29. Noncompliance or Barriers to a Sustainable Plan?
    Section VII: Acute and Traumatic Wounds
    30. Intrinsic Skin Diseases and Uncommon Cutaneous Wounds  NEW!
    31. Traumatic Wounds: Bullets, Blasts, and Vehicle Crashes  NEW!
    32. Burns
    33. Healing Wounds through Reconstructive Surgery
    34. Assessment and Management of the Surgical Incision  NEW!
    Section VIII: Special Patient Populations
    35. Skin Care Needs of the Obese Patient
    36. Skin Care Needs of the Neonatal and Pediatric Patient  NEW!
    37. Managing Wounds in Palliative Care  NEW!
    38. Patients with Draining Wounds and Fistulas
    39. Patients with Percutaneous Tubes
    Appendix A: Self-Assessment Exercises
    Appendix B: Documentation Tools
    Appendix C: Policies, Procedures, and Decision-Making Tools


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