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


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About the authors

Moya Morison

Affiliations and Expertise

Formerly Chair, School of Nursing, University of Abertay, Dundee, UK

Liza Ovington

Affiliations and Expertise

Ovington & Associates Inc, Pittsburgh, USA

Kay Wilkie

Affiliations and Expertise

Nursing lecturer, University of Abertay, Dundee