Wound Care Essentials: Practice Principles

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Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2008 - Medical - 479 pages
Created by a team of interdisciplinary professionals, Wound Care Essentials: Practice Principles, 2e, is a comprehensive yet concise handbook which discusses all aspects of wound care from quality of life issues to legal and regulatory aspects to skin integrity. It describes wound healing, wound assessment, and treatment options available for all wounds from the simple to the complex, including sickle cell wounds. This essential resource stresses the importance of nutrition and pain management. The reader will understand the most important aspects of caring for pressure ulcers, vascular ulcers, diabetic foot ulcers, as well as the unusual wounds that result from malignant ulcers, vasculitis, pyoderma gangrenosum, and calciphylaxis. The wound care needs of special population groups such as intensive care unit patients, spinal cord injury patients, and HIV-AIDS patients are identified and treatment options provided.
 

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Contents

Quality of life and ethical issues
2
Regulation and wound care
18
Legal aspects of wound care
30
An essential organ
47
Acute and chronic wound healing
64
Wound assessment
77
Wound bioburden
93
Wound debridement
119
PART TWO Wound classifications and management strategies
253
Pressure ulcers
254
Venous ulcers lymphedema and compression therapy
287
Arterial ulcers
317
Diabetic foot ulcers
338
Sickle cell ulcers
363
Surgical wounds tubes and drains
373
Atypical wounds
391

Wound treatment options
136
Nutrition and wound care
172
Seating positioning and support surfaces
202
Pain management and wounds
229
Color illustrations following page
242
Wounds in special populations
408
Palliative wound care
448
Where we were where we are where were going
462
Index
467
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