Wound care essentials : practice principles /
Sharon Baranoski, Elizabeth A. Ayello.
Philadelphia : Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, c2004.
xv, 415 p., 16 p. of col. plates : ill. ; 23 cm.
1582552746 (alk. paper)
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Philadelphia : Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, c2004.
1582552746 (alk. paper)
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Wound care overview -- Quality of life and ethical issues -- Legal aspects of wound care -- Regulation and wound care -- Skin : an essential organ -- Acute and chronic wound healing -- Wound assessment -- Assessing and managing wound bioburden -- Wound debridement -- Wound treatment options -- Nutrition and wound care -- Seating, positioning, and support surfaces -- Assessing and managing wound care pain -- Wound diagnosis and classifications -- Pressure ulcers -- Vascular ulcers -- Diabetic foot ulcers -- Sickle cell ulcers -- Special populations -- Complex acute wounds -- Atypical wounds -- Wound care : where we were, where we are, where we're going.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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About the Author
Author Affiliation
Elizabeth A. Ayello is Clinical Associate Professor and Director of Adult Nursing Science, Senior Advisor, The John A. Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing, New York University, The Steinhardt School of Education, Division of Nursing, New York.
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Bowker Data Service Summary
This handy reference covers all aspects of wound care: healing, assessment, & treatment options for all types of wounds. The emphasis is on nutrition & quality of life for patients with chronic wounds, & a full chapter is devoted to pain associated with wounds & wound care.
Main Description
This comprehensive yet concise wound care handbook was written by two outstanding wound care specialists, with contributions from more than 15 well-respected experts in the field. All aspects of wound care are covered: wound healing, wound assessment, and treatment options for all types of wounds. There is an emphasis on nutrition and quality of life for patients with chronic wounds, and a full chapter is devoted to pain associated with wounds and wound care. The legal and regulatory aspects associated with skin integrity are explored. The unusual wounds that result from malignant ulcers, vasculitis, pyoderma gangrenosum, and calciphylaxis are covered, as well as the wound care needs of special population groups such as older adults, children, spinal cord injury patients, and HIV-AIDS patients. More than 100 illustrations, checklists, tables, recurring icons, and flowcharts provide easy access to essential information, and an 16-page full-color insert illustrates the healing process and types of wounds. Supportive research and references follow each chapter.
Table of Contents
Contributors and consultantsp. vii
Forewordp. xi
Prefacep. xiii
Dedicationp. xv
Wound care concepts
Quality of life and ethical issuesp. 2
Legal aspects of wound carep. 19
Regulation and wound carep. 35
Skin: An essential organp. 47
Acute and chronic wound healingp. 61
Wound assessmentp. 79
Wound bioburdenp. 91
Wound debridementp. 117
Wound treatment optionsp. 127
Nutrition and wound carep. 157
Seating, positioning, and support surfacesp. 187
Pain management and woundsp. 217
Wound classifications and management strategies
Pressure ulcersp. 240
Vascular ulcersp. 271
Diabetic foot ulcersp. 311
Sickle cell ulcersp. 333
Wounds in special populationsp. 343
Complex woundsp. 367
Atypical woundsp. 381
Wound care: Where we were, where we are, where we're goingp. 399
Indexp. 405
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