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

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Aspen Publishers, 1998 - Medical - 494 pages
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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.

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Contents

PART IINTRODUCTION TO WOUND DIAGNOSIS
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Chapter 2Wound Healing Biology and Chronic Wound Healing
31
Fetal Wound Healing
40
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About the author (1998)

Carrie Sussman, PT, is president of Sussman Physical Therapy, Inc. and Wound Care Management Services and a recognized wound care expert. She was the first physical therapist elected to the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel and currently serves as its Vice President. She is a member of American Physical Therapy Association's Integumentary Panel of Experts

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