Acute and Chronic Wounds: Current Management Concepts / Edition 4

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Reflecting the latest technologic advances and therapies, the extensively revised new edition of Ruth Bryant and Denise Nix's Acute and Chronic Wounds: Current Management Concepts remains your #1 source for today's best information on wound care. Using a strong nursing process and multidisciplinary approach, this best-selling title is an all-inclusive resource for anyone involved in the care of acute surgical wounds and all types of chronic wounds.

  • Continues to be an ideal study tool for certification and a practical reference for general wound care.
  • Features risk assessment scales that help determine a patient's risk for developing a wound.
  • Provides guidelines to assist in the care of patients with specific conditions and wound care issues.
  • Contains convenient documents for infrastructure support; sample policies, procedures, and protocols; and decision making tools
  • Discusses advances in diagnosis, treatment, and pharmacology, covering the complete spectrum of wound care.
  • Includes 200 illustrations-- more than 70 in full color-- that clearly depict different types of wounds, advances in skin substitutes, and much more.
  • New chapters include Billing, Reimbursement, and Establishing a Wound Care Clinic, Traumatic Wounds such as gunshot and war wounds, Skin Substitutes, Perfusion and Oxygenation as cofactors of healing, Palliative Care, Pediatric Clients, Surgical Wounds, Intrinsic Skin Diseases, Assessment and Management of the Surgical Incision, and Risk Assessment and Prevention Across Settings.
  • Incorporates new national guidelines for wound management published by leading nursing wound care organizations.
  • Features new "checklist" boxes that guide you through the actions or steps necessary to achieve particular patient care outcomes.
  • Includes new color photos depicting new devices and new skin substitutes.
  • Contains self-assessment questions and answersin Appendix A.
  • Includes additional assessment tools and documentation forms commonly used in the care of patients with wounds.
  • Larger size accommodates more content, formularies, and color plates, and the table of contents has been reorganized for faster reference and more efficient study.

Using a multidisciplinary approach, Acute and Chronic Wounds: Current Management Concepts provides an up-to-date and all-inclusive resource for clinicians challenged with the care of acute surgical wounds and all types of chronic wounds. It provides a strong knowledge base for understanding the complete spectrum of wound care, including the structure of the skin, its functions, types of skin damage, physiology of wound healing, and general principles of wound management. NEW chapters include: The Multidisciplinary Team Approach to Wound Management, Skin Care Needs of the Obese Patient, Foot and Nail Care, Facilitating Adaptation, and Reimbursement and Billing. Recent advances in disease etiology, diagnosis, and treatment are discussed in appropriate chapters.

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Josie Martin Bowman, RN, MSN, PhD (East Carolina University )
Description: In this updated edition on wound management, the authors focus on a wider audience to insure a multidisciplinary approach and a broader base of understanding of wound care.
Purpose: The book focuses on the importance of a multidisciplinary approach using evidence-based outcome practice.
Audience: Registered nurses, nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, physical therapists, physicians, and physician assistants are the intended audience. The authors describe themselves as "experts in their field with an active clinical practice." The contributors are from various organizations, academic and practice, with varying levels of educational preparation.
Features: The book is divided into sections, starting with development of a wound care team, a discussion of anatomy and physiology of normal skin, and how damage and alteration in skin and tissue occur. The types of wounds and the etiology of wound development are covered with specific management. Color illustrations, depicting primary and secondary wounds, along with black-and-white illustrations, are kept to a minimum. The authors provide resources at the end of each chapter.
Assessment: I would recommend this book to nurses involved in wound care. Most nurses and other healthcare providers are exposed to and expected to manage a variety of wounds. The third edition streamlines the content to avoid replication and increases the number of color plates.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780323069434
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 1/13/2011
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 648
  • Sales rank: 109,180
  • Product dimensions: 8.60 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Table of Contents

Section I: Foundations of Wound Care 1. Principles for Practice Development 2. Billing, Reimbursement, and Setting up a Clinic NEW! 3. Anatomy and Physiology of Skin and Soft Tissue 4. Wound Healing Physiology 5. Types of Skin Damage and Differential Diagnosis 6. Skin and Wound Inspection and Assessment Section II: Pressure Ulcers 7. Pressure Ulcers: Impact, Etiology, and Classification 8. Developing and Maintaining a Pressure Ulcer Program NEW! 9. Pressure Redistribution Support Surfaces Section III: Lower Extremity Wounds 10. Lower Extremity Assessment 11. Arterial Ulcers 12. Venous Ulcers 13. Lymphedema 14. Neuropathic Wounds: The Diabetic Wound 15. Foot and Nail Care Section IV: Wound Management 16. Wound Bioburden and Infection 17. Wound Debridement 18. Topical Management: Cleansing and Dressings Section V: Biophysical and Biological Agents 19. Skin Substitutes and Extracellular Matrix Scaffolds NEW! 20. Molecular and Cellular Regulators 21. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy 22. Hyperbaric Oxygenation 23. Electrical Stimulation 24. Ultraviolet Light and Ultrasound Section VI: Critical Cofactors 25. Wound Pain: Impact and Assessment 26. Managing Wound Pain 27. Nutritional Assessment and Support 28. Perfusion and Oxygenation NEW! 29. Noncompliance or Barriers to a Sustainable Plan? Section VII: Acute and Traumatic Wounds 30. Intrinsic Skin Diseases and Uncommon Cutaneous Wounds NEW! 31. Traumatic Wounds: Bullets, Blasts, and Vehicle Crashes NEW! 32. Burns 33. Healing Wounds through Reconstructive Surgery 34. Assessment and Management of the Surgical Incision NEW! Section VIII: Special Patient Populations 35. Skin Care Needs of the Obese Patient 36. Skin Care Needs of the Neonatal and Pediatric Patient NEW! 37. Managing Wounds in Palliative Care NEW! 38. Patients with Draining Wounds and Fistulas 39. Patients with Percutaneous Tubes Glossary Appendix A: Self-Assessment Exercises Appendix B: Documentation Tools Appendix C: Policies, Procedures, and Decision-Making Tools

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