Acute & Chronic Wounds: Nursing Management

Front Cover
Ruth A. Bryant
Mosby, 2000 - Medical - 558 pages
0 Reviews
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.

* Presents current advances in wound management to provide updated information on changing therapies in the management of acute and chronic wound care. * Authored and reviewed by members of the Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society (WOCN). * Includes anatomy and physiology of skin and soft tissue to facilitate a comprehensive understanding of wound management. * Provides a well-organized, comprehensive resource to assist nurses in maximizing patient outcomes. * Provides learning objectives at the beginning of each chapter to target learning goals. * Includes self-evaluation questions and problems at the end of each chapter to facilitate self-directed learning and preparing for the board certification exam. * Discusses advances in diagnosis, treatment, and pharmacology to examine the complete spectrum of wound care. * Highlights information in boxed format to enable the user to quickly focus on key points. * Contains illustrations and color plates to graphically illustrate types of wounds, procedures, and treatments.

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Contents

Anatomy and Physiology of Skin
1
WoundHealing Physiology
17
Implications for 24 Team Approach to a Wound Care
22
Nutritional Assessment
41
Assessment Measurement
51
Principles of Wound Management
85
Skin Pathology and Types of Skin
125
Wound Debridement
157
Lymphedema
295
Management of Drain Sites
317
Management of Gastrointestinal
343
Button
357
OncologyRelated Skin Damage
367
Managing Wound Pain
387
Using a Gentler Hand
394
Molecular Regulation of Wound
413

Diagnosis
179
Acute Surgical and Traumatic
189
Burns
197
Management
203
Pressure Shear
221
LowerExtremity Ulcers of Vascular
265
Venous Ulcers
279
Technology
426
Hyperbaric Oxygenation
432
Electrical Stimulation
443
Principles for Practice
455
Practice Development in Acute and Glossary 535
479
LongTerm Care Practice Development
489
Copyright

Other editions - View all

Bibliographic information