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A Color Guide to the Nursing Management of Chronic Wounds
     

A Color Guide to the Nursing Management of Chronic Wounds

by Moya Morison, Christine Moffatt, Jane Bridel-Nixon, Sue Bale
 

Now in its second edition, this internationally acclaimed book has proved to be a valuable resource for nurses throughout the world. The information is logically and concisely presented with high quality color illustrations and clear summary diagrams and line drawings, offering essential information in an attractive and accessible format. Building on the strengths

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Now in its second edition, this internationally acclaimed book has proved to be a valuable resource for nurses throughout the world. The information is logically and concisely presented with high quality color illustrations and clear summary diagrams and line drawings, offering essential information in an attractive and accessible format. Building on the strengths of the first edition, this second edition features: extensively revised contents; the latest assessment and treatment options; exceptional color photographs throughout; clear, color summary diagrams; a focus on patient education; new chapters on Providing a Service and Introducing a Quality Assurance Programme; a research based clinically orientated, and holistic patient-centred approach.

Uses high-quality color plates to illustrate the different types of wounds and their related treatment Provides the theoretical underpinnings of wound care with chapters on related physiology, microbiology and patient assessment. Emphasizes accurate patient assessment and gives the rational theoretical basis for deciding on the most appropriate treatment. Links theory and practice at every stage.

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Reviewer: Karen A. Pfeifer, MSN, RN, CNA (Texas Woman's University)
Description: This guide to the assessment of patients with wounds and the environmental and social factors that influence the healing process contains 13 chapters plus advanced case studies.
Purpose: The book provides up-to-date wound care information for healthcare professionals, thereby optimizing wound outcomes for patients and the purchasers of nurses' services. This, indeed, is a worthy objective, as wounds are one of the most expensive problems in healthcare, affecting all specialties and settings.
Audience: Practitioners and students in all specialties and settings (hospitals, hospices, nursing homes, and home care) comprise the intended audience for the text.
Features: General features include enhancing color art and photographs, implications for practice, self-assessment questions, and case studies. The text's design is visually appealing, maintaining an appropriate balance between headings, text, figures, and tables. The advanced case studies following the final chapter will challenge even the most experienced practitioner.
Assessment: The rapid advances associated with the management of chronic wounds demand changes in our practice and a new understanding of wound care. The book meets each of these demands and should be a part of every practitioner's personal collection as well as among the holdings of every library and bookstore. The authors challenge traditional ideas on treating wounds and shift the emphasis from the wound itself to assessment of the patient with a wound. They acknowledge the prevailing effects of chronic wounds on patients' quality of life and acknowledge the importance of quality assurance activities in the management of patients with wounds. Finally, the extensively revised chapters on wound healing, wound infection, wound cleansing, and dressing selection and the new chapters on nutrition and the dermatologic aspects of wound and skin care offer enough new information to justify replacing the previous edition.
4 Stars! from Doody
Karen A. Pfeifer
This guide to the assessment of patients with wounds and the environmental and social factors that influence the healing process contains 13 chapters plus advanced case studies. The book provides up-to-date wound care information for healthcare professionals, thereby optimizing wound outcomes for patients and the purchasers of nurses' services. This, indeed, is a worthy objective, as wounds are one of the most expensive problems in healthcare, affecting all specialties and settings. Practitioners and students in all specialties and settings (hospitals, hospices, nursing homes, and home care) comprise the intended audience for the text. General features include enhancing color art and photographs, implications for practice, self-assessment questions, and case studies. The text's design is visually appealing, maintaining an appropriate balance between headings, text, figures, and tables. The advanced case studies following the final chapter will challenge even the most experienced practitioner. The rapid advances associated with the management of chronic wounds demand changes in our practice and a new understanding of wound care. The book meets each of these demands and should be a part of every practitioner's personal collection as well as among the holdings of every library and bookstore. The authors challenge traditional ideas on treating wounds and shift the emphasis from the wound itself to assessment of the patient with a wound. They acknowledge the prevailing effects of chronic wounds on patients' quality of life and acknowledge the importance of quality assurance activities in the management of patients with wounds. Finally, the extensively revised chapters on wound healing,wound infection, wound cleansing, and dressing selection and the new chapters on nutrition and the dermatologic aspects of wound and skin care offer enough new information to justify replacing the previous edition.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780723425571
Publisher:
Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date:
09/08/1997
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.14(h) x 0.53(d)

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