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Evidence-based wound management /
by Maureen Benbow.
imprint
London ; Philadelphia : Whurr, 2005.
description
x, 249 p, [8] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.
ISBN
1861564740
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imprint
London ; Philadelphia : Whurr, 2005.
isbn
1861564740
catalogue key
5493670
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 219-236) and index.
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" ...a good overview of tissue viability for student nurses and qualified staff." (Nursing Standard, 20th July 2005)
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Summaries
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This text provides health care practitioners with a basic set of tools for the provision of high quality wound management.
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This book has been written with the novice in mind, as wound management has become a highly specialised and fascinating field over the past 15 years. This has caused much confusion for practitioners who, in the past, have viewed it as simple ' dressing changes' . It is presented as a compact reference suitable for qualified and unqualified health care workers alike.Firstly, the book aims to positively assist students of healthcare to appreciate the complexity of this vast and growing subject, so that they benefit from a clear presentation of current evidence-based knowledge and become confident enough to apply their new knowledge in practice; secondly, it may be used by qualified practitioners to consolidate their knowledge and so enhance their practice.This is a specialised practice area that transcends all patient groups, specialties and care settings. By working through the content of the book, it is important that the reader develops an understanding of the origins of wound management and how modern wound technology has evolved to reflect those origins.In summary, this book aims to provide a range of health care practitioners with a basic set of tools for starting to personally experience and enjoy the provision of high quality wound management.
Main Description
This book has been written with the novice in mind, as wound management has become a highly specialised and fascinating field over the past 15 years. This has caused much confusion for practitioners who, in the past, have viewed it as simple ' dressing changes' . It is presented as a compact reference suitable for qualified and unqualified health care workers alike. Firstly, the book aims to positively assist students of healthcare to appreciate the complexity of this vast and growing subject, so that they benefit from a clear presentation of current evidence-based knowledge and become confident enough to apply their new knowledge in practice; secondly, it may be used by qualified practitioners to consolidate their knowledge and so enhance their practice. This is a specialised practice area that transcends all patient groups, specialties and care settings. By working through the content of the book, it is important that the reader develops an understanding of the origins of wound management and how modern wound technology has evolved to reflect those origins. In summary, this book aims to provide a range of health care practitioners with a basic set of tools for starting to personally experience and enjoy the provision of high quality wound management.
Table of Contents
Wound care : past beliefs and practicesp. 1
Cells, tissues and skinp. 7
What is a wound?p. 19
The patient with a woundp. 32
Diagnosing and assessing woundsp. 46
Documenting wound carep. 59
Basic tools for providing the optimal wound healing environmentp. 66
Modern wound management technologiesp. 80
Managing infected woundsp. 95
Classification and treatment of different wound types : chronic woundsp. 115
Classification and treatment of different wound types : acute woundsp. 152
The incidence and prevalence of woundsp. 169
Case studiesp. 180
Professional guidance for practitionersp. 201
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