Chronic Wounds

Chronic Wounds

Diagnostics – Therapy – Health Care

1st Edition - April 5, 2021

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  • Editors: Joachim Dissemond, Knut Kröger, Initiative Chronische Wunden e.V.
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780702067624

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This book offers health care professionals practically everything they need to know about treating chronic wounds. It focuses on what is really important in practice, giving up-to-date clinical evidence for each case. Numerous colour photos and illustrations show representative cases from daily clinical practice and ensure optimum clarity. The well-known publishers and authors from Initiative Chronische Wunden (ICW) share their expert knowledge and show the reader what to look out for. Included in the contents: The basics and pathophysiology of wound-healing Wounds in diabetes, CVI, PAOD, pressure ulcers, burns, etc. Factors which inhibit wound-healing Factors which support wound-healing Pain therapy Prophylactic measures and relapse prevention Living with the wound Management and documentation of wounds

Table of Contents

  • I The basics

    1 History of the treatment of chronic wounds

    2 Current defi nitions and spellings for the treatment of chronic wounds

    3 Epidemiology

    4 Evidence and guidelines

    5 Ethical aspects

    6 Hygiene

    7 Physiology and pathology of wound-healing

    II Disease patterns

    8 Systematic diagnosis of chronic wounds: the ABCDE rule

    9 Disease patterns of peripheral artery disease (PAD)

    10 Disease patterns in diabetes mellitus

    11 Disease patterns in chronic venous insufficiency (CVI)

    12 Disease patterns in pressur ulcers13 Disease patterns in burns

    14 Rare causes of chronic wounds

    15 Pathological skin changes

    16 Pathological scars

    17 Cooling down and wound-healing

    III Factors which inhibit wound-healing

    18 Nutrition for patients with chronic wounds

    19 Disease patterns in oedema, lymphoedema, and lipoedema

    20 Obesity-associated wound treatment

    21 Wound care for patients with dementia

    22 Systematics of wound treatment – the M.O.I.S.T. concept

    IV Factors which support wound-healing

    23 Systematic wound treatment – the WundUhr®

    24 Systematics of debridement

    25 Systematics of infection control

    26 Systematics of wound therapeutics

    27 Systematics of surgical treatment

    28 Systematics of physical wound treatment

    29 Systematics of compression therapy

    30 Systematics of pressure relief

    31 Systematics of oxygen therapy in wound treatment

    32 Systematics of physiotherapy

    33 Skin substitutes

    34 Systematics of drug therapy

    35 Special aspects of palliative medicine

    36 Wound therapy for split skingrafts

    V Prophylactic measures

    37 Periwound skin

    38 Skincare

    39 Allergy

    40 Podiatry in patients with foot diseases

    41 Pain therapy

    42 Placebo

    VI Living with a wound

    43 Body perception

    44 Health-related quality of life

    45 Secondary illness gain

    VII Structures

    46 Wound documentation

    47 Requirements in wound management

    48 Health economics and people-centred wound care


Product details

  • No. of pages: 432
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Urban & Fischer 2021
  • Published: April 5, 2021
  • Imprint: Urban & Fischer
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780702067624

About the Editors

Joachim Dissemond

Knut Kröger

Initiative Chronische Wunden e.V.

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