Chronic Wound Care

1st Edition

A Problem-Based Learning Approach


  • Liza Ovington
  • Kay Wilkie
  • Moya Morison
    • Electronic ISBN 9780723435822

    Key Features

    • Clinically and academically credible
    • Patient centred
    • Enquiry based (encouraging activity and is interactive)
    • Experienced authors from UK and US
    • Full colour throughout

    Table of Contents

    Section 1 Introduction

    1. A new approach to learning how to care for patients with wounds

    2. What is problem-based learning?

    3. Identifying your learning needs

    4. Finding information

    5. A framework for patient assessment and care planning

    Section 2 Case Studies

    A Pressure ulcers

    B Ulcers of the leg and foot

    C Chronic wounds associated with malignancy

    D Other chronic wounds

    E Trauma

    F Surgery

    Section 3 Wound management principles and resources

    A General principles

    6. The physiology of wound healing

    7. Wound infection: diagnosis and management

    8. Dressings and cleansing agents

    9. Adjuvant therapies: ultrasound, laser therapy, electrical stimulation, hyperbaric oxygen and negative pressure therapy

    10. Dermatological aspects of wound healing

    11. Nutritional assessment, assessment and support

    12. Pain assessment and management

    13. Health promotion and patient education

    B Wound types

    14. Pressure ulcers

    15. Leg ulcers

    16. Other chronic wounds

    17. Trauma and wound care

    C Professional issues

    18. Social and psychological issues

    19. Ethical issues

    20. Practice development and the role of the advanced practice nurse


    © 2004
    Mosby Ltd.
    Electronic ISBN: