Using a multidisciplinary approach, this all-inclusive resource provides clinicians with a strong knowledge base for understanding the complete spectrum of wound care, including the structure of the skin, its functions, types of skin damage, physiology of wound healing, and general principles of wound management. Seven new chapters cover Principles of Practice Development; Skin Care Needs of the Obese Patient; Foot and Nail Care; Facilitating Adaptation; Support Surfaces; Devices and Technology in Wound Care; and Reimbursement and Billing. Recent advances in disease etiology, diagnosis, and treatment are discussed in appropriate chapters and each chapter opens with a list of learning objectives and closes with review questions.
- Authored and contributed by respected experts in wound care management - members of Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society (WOCN) and Wound Healing Society (WHS).
- Risk assessment scales are included to assist with determining a patient's risk for developing a wound.
- Assessment tools are provided to assist the clinician with wound evaluation, care, and treatment.
- Patient compliance and guidance on how to identify and resolve issues of non-compliance are discussed in the new Facilitating Adaptation chapter.
- The multidisciplinary approach to wound care management is discussed in a single chapter and applied throughout the text to demonstrate how this approach works and why it is critical to successful patient outcomes.
- A wound care product formulary lists wound care products by category, usage guidelines (indications and precautions), and helpful hints is included to facilitate outcomes measurement and quality improvement.
- Algorithms demonstrate the critical steps for topical wound care management.
- Key information is highlighted in box or table format to enable the user to quickly focus on selected information.
- Clearly defined chapter objectives provide a focused guide to key elements within each chapter.
- A self-assessment exercise is included at the end of each chapter to provide a review of critical chapter concepts.
- Principles for Practice Development
2. The Multidisciplinary Team Approach to Wound Management NEW!
3. Anatomy and Physiology of Skin and Soft Tissue
4. Wound Healing Physiology
5. Molecular Regulation of Wound Healing
6. Skin Pathology and Types of Skin Damage
7. Patient Assessment and Evaluation of Healing
8. Nutritional Assessment and Support
9. Wound Infection Diagnosis and Management
10. Wound Debridement
11. Acute Surgical and Traumatic Wounds
12. Mechanical Forces: Pressure, Shear and Friction
13. Support Surfaces NEW!
14. Skin Care Needs of the Obese Patient NEW!
15. Lower Extremity Ulcers of Vascular Etiology
16. Neuropathic Wounds: The Diabetic Wound
17. Foot and Nail Care NEW!
18. Massive Tissue Loss: Burns
19. Principles of Wound Management
20. Devices and Technology in Wound Care NEW!
21. The Role of Surgery in Wound Healing
22. Oncology-Related Skin Damage
23. Management of Drain Sites and Fistulas
24. Management of Gastrointestinal Feeding Tubes
25. Managing Wound Pain
26. Facilitating Adaptation NEW!
27. Reimbursement and Billing NEW!
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- © Mosby 2007
- 5th July 2006
- eBook ISBN:
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