Wound Care Essentials: Practice Principles
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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Quality of life and ethical issues
Regulation and wound care
Legal aspects of wound care
An essential organ
Acute and chronic wound healing
PART TWO Wound classifications and management strategies
Venous ulcers lymphedema and compression therapy
Diabetic foot ulcers
Sickle cell ulcers
Surgical wounds tubes and drains
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