Wound Care: A Collaborative Practice Manual for Physical Therapists and Nurses / Edition 1

Wound Care: A Collaborative Practice Manual for Physical Therapists and Nurses / Edition 1

by Carrie Sussman, Barbara Bates-Jensen
     
 

ISBN-10: 0834207486

ISBN-13: 9780834207486

Pub. Date: 05/28/1998

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

This handy—to—use, practical manual provides basic information on wound care therapies. It is aimed at clinicians who deal with wounds on a daily basis and who do not have access to a wound—care expert. With its case management approach, use of algorithms for decision making, and emphasis on outcome criteria, this book is on the leading edge of health…  See more details below

Overview

This handy—to—use, practical manual provides basic information on wound care therapies. It is aimed at clinicians who deal with wounds on a daily basis and who do not have access to a wound—care expert. With its case management approach, use of algorithms for decision making, and emphasis on outcome criteria, this book is on the leading edge of health care delivery. Each chapter begins with an algorithm, followed by a general overview and introduction, then in—depth discussion of various topics. The first section focuses on the pathogenesis of chronic wounds. The second section focuses on case management, managed care, continuous quality improvement programs, development of critical pathways, and outcome measures. The final section of the book addresses the management of specific wound problems and treatment.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780834207486
Publisher:
Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
Publication date:
05/28/1998
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
494
Product dimensions:
8.76(w) x 11.24(h) x 1.06(d)

Table of Contents

Contents: INTRODUCTION TO WOUND DIAGNOSIS * The Diagnostic Process * Wound Healing Biology and Chronic Wound Healing * Assessment of Skin and Wound Tissue * Wound Measurements * Tools To Measure Wound Healing * Noninvasive Vascular Testing * MANAGEMENT BY WOUND CHARACTERISTICS * Management of Necrotic Tissue * Management of Exudate and Infection * Management of Edema * Management of the Wound Environment * MANAGEMENT BY WOUND ETIOLOGY * Acute Surgical Wound Management * Pressure Ulcers: Pathophysiology and Prevention * Management of Pressure by Therapeutic Positioning * Management and Diagnosis of Vascular Ulcers * Management of the Neuropathic Foot * MANAGEMENT OF WOUND HEALING WITH PHYSICAL THERAPY TECHNOLOGIES * Electrical Stimulation for Wound Healing * Pulsatile Lavage with Concurrent Suction * Pulsed Short Wave Diathermy and Pulsed Radio Frequency * Whirlpool Therapeutic and Diagnostic Ultrasound * Appendixes * Glossary

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