Skin and Soft Tissue Injuries and Infections: A Practical Evidence Based Guide

Front Cover
Adam J. Singer, Judd E. Hollander, Robert M. Blumm
PMPH-USA, 2010 - Medical - 205 pages
Skin and soft tissue injuries and infections are managed by a large number of health care practitioners including nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and physicians.

This new text is evidence-based, written by authors who did the original research. It is replete with high-quality tables and full-colour figures. It is comprehensive in scope and emphasizes that early and proper evaluation and management of these injuries and infections will help optimize care and minimize the risk of serious complications.

The book is appropriate for all levels of training and for the large number of healthcare professionals who treat skin and soft tissue injuries and infections, including nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, primary care practitioners, emergency practitioners, and surgeons.
 

What people are saying - Write a review

User Review - Flag as inappropriate

Optimal wound care is required so as to produce a wound closure so that part of the body to function properly and leave minimal scars

Contents

The Epidemiology of Cutaneous Wounds
1
The Biology of Wound Healing
7
Patient and Wound Assessment
13
Wound Preparation
17
Wound Anesthesia
23
Procedural Sedation and Analgesia
35
Wound Closure Devices
47
Wound Dressings
53
Basic Suturing and Tissue Handling Techniques
99
Animal Bite Wounds
117
Foreign Bodies in Wounds
123
Plantar Puncture Wounds
141
Cutaneous and Subcutaneous Abscesses
147
Soft Tissue Injuries of the Hand
157
Soft Tissue Infections of the Hand
165
Burns
171

Antibiotics in Wound Management and Necrotizing Infections
61
Adhesive Tapes for Closure of Acute Wounds and Surgical Incisions
71
Surgical Staples
79
Topical Skin Adhesives
83
Selecting Sutures and Needles for Wound Closure
91
Evaluating and Treating Skin Ulcers
183
Postoperative Care of Wounds
195
Index
199
Copyright

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

Bibliographic information