Acute and Chronic Wounds - 3rd Edition - ISBN: 9780323030748, 9780323080897

Acute and Chronic Wounds

3rd Edition

Current Management Concepts

Authors: Ruth Bryant Denise Nix
eBook ISBN: 9780323080897
Imprint: Mosby
Published Date: 5th July 2006
Page Count: 704

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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.

Key Features

  • 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.

Table of Contents

  1. 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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About the Author

Ruth Bryant

Affiliations and Expertise

Partner, Bryant Rolstad Consultants, LLC Program Director, webWOC Nursing Education Program Minneapolis, MN

Denise Nix

Affiliations and Expertise

President, Nix Consulting Inc.; WOC Nurse Specialist, Park Nicollet Methodist Hospital, Minneapolis MN