Chronic Wound Care: A Clinical Source Book for Healthcare Professionals
Health Management Publications, 1990 - Wound healing - 480 pages
CHRONIC WOUND CARE addresses standards of wound care for the 1990's in a practical, clinically focused manner. Unlike many earlier works on wound healing, this text is not written by physicians for physicians or by nurses for nurses. Instead, it is a multidisciplinary book written by a team of 62 experts from many specialities, who have joined together to present up-to-date clinical information & differing views on valid approaches to wound management. Section One presents the basics of chronic wound management, an overview of wound healing & discussions of frequently occurring chronic wounds. Section Two explores controversial issues of chronic wound management. Section Three outlines today's discoveries which may determine our standards of care for tomorrow. CHRONIC WOUND CARE distills & emphasizes practical implications of latest scientific findings. It spans all areas & specialties of chronic wound care & presents the wound care material in a straightforward, engaging style. The authoritative text is fully supported by numerous charts & photographs. This book is ideal for any healthcare professional who works with chronic wounds. Wound care topics include Wound Care: Putting Theory into Practice; Nutritional Assessment & Intervention; Early Interventions for the Prevention of Pressure Ulcers; Factors to Consider in Selecting a Support Surface; The Diabetic Foot; Medical Management of Foot Ulcers; Lower Leg Ulcers; Home Health Care Management of Chronic Wounds; Infection Control Perspectives; New Technologies; Wound Repair; & more.
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