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Elsevier Health Sciences
Wound Care: A practical guide for maintaining skin integrity

Wound Care: A practical guide for maintaining skin integrity


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Wound Care: a practical guide for maintaining skin integrity is a contemporary ANZ resource designed to assist students and clinicians in applying evidence-based wound care to practice.

Written by expert wound care clinicians and academics, the text offers a range of clinical scenarios to test wound care knowledge and skills within the context of real-world settings. It presents a problem-solving approach to encourage students and practising nurses to critically think about how to deliver wound care to individuals with a range of acute and chronic wounds.

Including the most recent local dressings and wound care products, Wound Care: a practical guide for maintaining skin integrity reinforces the principles of wound care and provides the necessary tools for students and clinicians to determine how best to deliver effective nursing care.

Each chapter provides an overview of specific wound types, followed by five case studies and related multiple-choice questions to test your knowledge and skills
Case studies include an assessment and management approach to assist you in developing effective clinical application of wound care theory
Full colour illustrations to help familiarise yourself with a variety of wound types
A nursing focus with a multidisciplinary approach helps to enhance the 'real-world' experience of wound care

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Instructor/and Student Resources:

• Answers to Case Study questions
• Quick reference list of local wound care products/dressings
• Self-assessment quizzes
• Image bank

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780729543170
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date: 12/17/2019
Pages: 241
Product dimensions: 7.50(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents

  1. Principles of Wound Healing
  2. Wound healing journey
  3. Healable vs non-healable wounds
  4. Traumatic wounds
  5. Surgical wounds
  6. Cellulitis
  7. Malignant wounds
  8. Skin integrity issues
  9. Conditions affecting the lower limbs
  10. Management of the diabetic foot
  11. Indigenous and tropical wounds
  12. How to individualise your wound management plan

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