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From the Publisher"I cannot fault the content and I will be recommending it to all the nurses in my clinical area."
Nursing Times, 2 Oct 2007
Leg Ulcer Management provides an accessible practical guide for nurses treating patients with leg ulceration. It examines ulcer types and causes of leg ulceration and draws upon international position statements on wound pain, wound bed preparation, wound infection and compression therapy to provide guidelines for effective evidence-based care. Each chapter includes learning outcomes, procedures, competencies, case studies, and clinical scenarios.
Ch 1 Introduction.
Ch 2 Causes of Leg Ulceration.
Ch 3 An assessment framework.
Ch 4 Understanding non-invasive vascular assessment.
Ch 5 Assessment and management of pain.
Ch 6 The psychological impact of leg ulceration.
Ch 7 Improving concordance in leg ulcer management.
Ch 8 Wound bed preparation.
Ch 9 Wound infection.
Ch 10 Compression therapy.
Ch 11 Venous ulceration.
Ch 12 Ischaemic ulceration.
Ch 13 Diabetic foot ulceration.
Ch 14 Mixed aetiology ulceration.
Ch 15 Adjunctive and novel therapies