Preceded by Acute & chronic wounds / [edited by] Ruth A. Bryant, Denise P. Nix. c2012.
Preceded by Acute & chronic wounds / [edited by] Ruth A. Bryant, Denise P. Nix. c2012.
Prevent and manage wounds with this expert, all-inclusive resource! Acute & Chronic Wounds: Current Management Concepts, 5th Edition provides the latest diagnostic and treatment guidelines to help you provide quality care for patients with wounds. This textbook presents an interprofessional approach to maintaining skin integrity and managing the numerous types of skin damage including topics that range from the physiology of wound healing, general principles of wound management, vulnerable patient populations, management of percutaneous tubes, and specific care instructions to program development. Written by respected nursing educators Ruth Bryant and Denise Nix, this bestselling reference also provides excellent preparation for all wound certification exams. A comprehensive approach to the care of patients with acute and chronic wounds guides students and health care providers to design, deliver and evaluate quality skin and wound care in a systematic fashion; the comprehensive approach includes the latest advances in diagnosis, differentiation of wound types, nutrition, prevention, treatment, and pharmacology. Self-assessment questions and answers in each chapter help you assess your knowledge and prepare for all wound certification exams. Checklists offer a concise, easy-to-read summary of the steps needed to achieve the best patient care outcomes. Risk assessment scales help in determining a patient's risk for developing a wound, and wound classification tools identify the proper terminology to be used in documentation. Learning objectives at the beginning of each chapter focus your study on the most important content. Principles for practice development boost outcomes and productivity in agencies and institutions, home care, acute care, long-term care, and long-term acute care settings. NEW coverage includes the latest guidelines from WOCN, AAWC, NPUAP, EPUAP, and PPPIA, and the American College of Physicians. New sections cover the prevention and management of biofilm, the new skin tear classification system, MASD and MARCI, CTP terminology and classification scheme, and integration of the Health Belief Model. NEW! Additional full-color photographs show the differential diagnosis of types of skin damage, management of fistulas, and NPWT procedures. NEW! Clinical Consult features help in applying concepts to clinical practice, showing students and health care professionals how to assess, manage, and document real-life patient and staff encounters using the ADPIE framework. NEW two-color illustrations and design make the book more visually appealing.
Focusing on a multidisciplinary approach, Acute and Chronic Wounds: Nursing Management, 2e, provides a resource for health care providers challenged with the care of acute surgical wounds and all types of chronic wounds.
Focusing on a multidisciplinary approach, 'Acute and Chronic Wounds - Nursing Management' provides a comprehensive resource for health care providers challenged with the care of acute surgical and chronic wounds. The initial chapters on structure of the skin, its functions, types of skin damage, physiology of wound healing, and general principles of wound management provide the framework needed to understand and minimize threats to the skin. This comprehensive and up-to-date reference provides a complete understanding of the biology, pathophysiology, and management of dermal wounds.
Using a multidisciplinary approach, this all-inclusive resource provides clinicians with 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. Seven new chapters cover Principles of Practice Development; Skin Care Needs of the Obese Patient; Foot and Nail Care; Facilitating Adaptation; Support Surfaces; Devices and Technology in Wound Care; and Reimbursement and Billing. Recent advances in disease etiology, diagnosis, and treatment are discussed in appropriate chapters and each chapter opens with a list of learning objectives and closes with review questions. Authored and contributed by respected experts in wound care management - members of Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society (WOCN) and Wound Healing Society (WHS). Risk assessment scales are included to assist with determining a patient's risk for developing a wound. Assessment tools are provided to assist the clinician with wound evaluation, care, and treatment. Patient compliance and guidance on how to identify and resolve issues of non-compliance are discussed in the new Facilitating Adaptation chapter. The multidisciplinary approach to wound care management is discussed in a single chapter and applied throughout the text to demonstrate how this approach works and why it is critical to successful patient outcomes. A wound care product formulary lists wound care products by category, usage guidelines (indications and precautions), and helpful hints is included to facilitate outcomes measurement and quality improvement. Algorithms demonstrate the critical steps for topical wound care management. Key information is highlighted in box or table format to enable the user to quickly focus on selected information. Clearly defined chapter objectives provide a focused guide to key elements within each chapter. A self-assessment exercise is included at the end of each chapter to provide a review of critical chapter concepts. Seven new chapters: The Multidisciplinary Team Approach to Wound Management; Skin Care Needs of the Obese Patient; Foot and Nail Care; Facilitating Adaptation; Support Surfaces; Devices and Technology in Wound Care; and Reimbursement and Billing. Revisions to every chapter reflect the most recent advances in disease etiology, diagnosis, and treatment. Updated content reflects the latest technologic advances and therapies to strengthen the clinician's knowledge base in available treatment options. Assessment tools to assist the clinician with evaluation, care, and treatment. Explanation of how to set up a practice and the principles of practice development.
Facts101 is your complete guide to Acute and Chronic Wounds , Current Management Concepts. In this book, you will learn topics such as as those in your book plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.
Written by two well-known wound care specialists and an interdisciplinary team of experts, this handbook is essential for all professionals involved in wound care, including nurses, physical therapists, physicians, podiatrists, and long-term care professionals. The book provides practical, comprehensive guidelines for assessment and management of both common and atypical wound problems and covers many topics not sufficiently addressed in other texts, such as sickle cell wounds, amputation, gene therapy, and the specific wound care needs of special populations. Features include more than 100 photographs and illustrations, recurring icons such as Evidence-Based Practice and Practice Points, case studies, and review questions.
New biological techniques and a revival of interest in both acute and chronic wound healing have led to an enormously improved understanding of the cellular and chemical complexities of the healing process. Exciting developments in the evolution of epidermal biology are creating new opportunities for research and clinical applications in wound healing. Edited by an expert team of researchers and clinicians, The Epidermis in Wound Healing combines current information with the latest research results to provide a complete picture of the most recent advances in the field. The book focuses on biological advances that improve knowledge and stimulate development in wound therapy. The chapter authors address quantifying repair in the epidermis, biological and clinical elements of wound healing, state-of-the-art approaches to understanding and treating wounds, and gene therapy during wound repair. A discussion on the underlying chemistry of acute and chronic healing describes the special challenges presented by chronic wounds. Featuring the most up-to-date information available, the book chronicles the progress and practices in the field of wound therapy over the past 30 years. This reference will be an essential tool in the generation of innovations and applications in epidermal biology.
It is not the presence of microorganisms, but their interaction with patients that determines their influence on wound healing. Documenting this critical but often ignored aspect of the treatment process, Microbiology of Wounds discusses the microbiology and biology of human wounds in relation to infection and non-healing. Gain the Necessary Scientific and Clinical Knowledge Pertaining to Chronic and Acute Wounds The practice of wound healing is dynamic, infinitely complex, nonlinear, and prodigiously individualized to the patient. When one considers the myriad host variables that contribute to the disease state, understanding the intricacies of chronic wounds becomes even more difficult. This book presents the necessary scientific and clinical data pertaining to chronic and acute wounds, and discusses inflammation, epithelialization, granulation tissue, and tissue remodeling. It details techniques for treating chronic and acute wounds and covers the mode of action and efficacy of anti-infectives used in treating wounds. Microbiology of Wounds answers the call for a definitive reference on chronic and acute wounds.
The Chronic Wound Care book series is generally considered the gold standard for wound care textbooks. Over the past 23 years, each new edition has brought you the latest educational and clinical information, from a who’s who of wound care thought-leaders. The theme of the fifth edition of Chronic Wound Care (CWC5) — International Interprofessional Wound Caring — reflects the editor’s personal experiences that the problems faced by people with chronic wounds are universal. These include; limited access to quality wound care teams; lack of availability of products, devices, and resources; and poor quality of life and lack of social support.
Designed for health care professionals in multiple disciplines and clinical settings, this comprehensive, evidence-based wound care text provides basic and advanced information on wound healing and therapies and emphasizes clinical decision-making. The text integrates the latest scientific findings with principles of good wound care and provides a complete set of current, evidence-based practices. This edition features a new chapter on wound pain management and a chapter showing how to use negative pressure therapy on many types of hard-to-heal wounds. Technological advances covered include ultrasound for wound debridement, laser treatments, and a single-patient-use disposable device for delivering pulsed radio frequency.
Many healthcare practitioners understand the role microbiology has within the management of their patients, particularly when this involves wound care and the healing process. However, basic medical and nursing training does not always cover the microbiology of wound care in any great depth. Essential Microbiology for Wound Care is an indispensable reference aid that covers the key areas and science of microbiology from a point of view relevant to wound care practitioners wishing to enhance their skills. Written by specialists in the areas of microbiology and wound care, the book explains the basic science of microbiology and how it applies to wound care from simple infections to complex non-healing wounds, covering areas such as the diagnosis of infection, antimicrobial agents, virulence, and the treatment of infection, and infection control. Current thought in the field is also discussed, covering the improved understanding of the role of microorganisms and biofilms, newly-arising management strategies, and the increasing concern about the rapid development of antimicrobial resistance and how this may impact the administration of antibiotics in the future. Prevention and alternative forms of treatment in the field of wound care for the diabetic foot, burns, acute, and chronic wounds are also included. From the basic science to biofilms, Essential Microbiology for Wound Care provides a thorough understanding of the basic principles of microbiology in an accessible style that makes it a key reference in the field of wound care.
Seven million Americans suffer from chronic or slow-healing wounds—this number includes people with diabetes, dementia, paralysis, spinal cord injury, multiple sclerosis, and poor circulation, as well as the elderly and those with reduced mobility. Healing Wounds, Healthy Skin provides patients and caregivers with everything they need to know on the subject, including: Why chronic wounds develop and who is at risk of developing them What "normal healing" is What the different types of wounds are, including those associated with chronic disease How to find appropriate care and get a correct diagnosis What role exercise and nutrition play in treatment and prevention What treatment options are available, from surgery to alternative therapies Also covered are the patients' psychological and emotional experiences, myths about wounds and wound healing, steps to take in an emergency, and a wound patient's bill of rights. With up-to-date information, insightful patient case histories, and a wealth of essential resources, this is the book that chronic wound patients and their caregivers can turn to with confidence.