Acute and Chronic Wounds: Nursing Management
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.
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