Wound Management: Principles and Practice, Volume 1

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Prentice Hall, 2004 - Medical - 436 pages
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This comprehensive book concisely presents today's clinicians with relevant information on the management of patients with open wounds, and addresses wounds not usually found in other books--wounds due to burns, lymph edema, surgery, bites, radiation, and other types of trauma. Its clinically useful format emphasizes material that can be directly applied to the real world of patient care, and focuses on "the patient" rather than the wound. KEY TOPICS" Also stressed throughout the book: 1)an interdisciplinary approach to wound management; 2)education of patients, caregivers, and healthcare team members; and 3)ways to reduce the risk of wound recurrence. A three-part organization makes this book an easy to use clinical resource for the examination and interventions of patients with open wounds or impaired integumentary integrity. For physical therapists and their assistants, and nurses involved in wound management.

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Contents

WOUND HEALING
9
Types of Wound Closure
15
FACTORS AFFECTING WOUND HEALING
23
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