Wounds and Lacerations Emergency Care and Closure

ISBN-10: 0815188536

ISBN-13: 9780815188537

Edition: 2nd 1997

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Description: This text presents information on basic wound care, wound care materials, instruments and techniques, and offers solutions to real-life problems.

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List price: $69.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 1997
Publisher: Elsevier - Health Sciences Division
Publication date: 8/1/1997
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 400
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.25" long x 0.80" tall
Weight: 2.046
Language: English

Emergency Wound Care: An Overview
Goals of Wound Closure
Patient Expectations
Risks of Wound Care
Patient Evaluation and Wound Assessment
Initial Steps
Wound Evaluation and Documentation
Anatomy of Wound Repair
Anatomy of the Skin and Fascia
Skin Tension Lines
Alterations of Skin Anatomy
Surface Injury and Wound Healing
Mechanism of Injury
Normal Wound Healing
Categories of Wound Healing
Factors Complicating Wound Healing
Suture Marks
Keloid and Hypertrophic Scar Formation
Wound Care and the Pediatric Patient
General Approach and Calming Techniques
Restraint for Wound Care
Pediatric Patient Sedation
Local Anesthetic Techniques
Choice of Closure Materials
Special Considerations for Different Anatomic Sites
Wound Aftercare
Infiltration and Nerve Block Anesthesia
Pharmacology of Local Anesthetics
Toxicity of Local Anesthetics
Allergy to Local Anesthetics
Patient Sedation
Anesthetic Solutions
Reducing the Pain of Anesthesia
Anesthesia Techniques
Wound Cleansing and Irrigation
Wound Cleansing Solutions
Preparation for Wound Cleansing
Cleansing Setup and Procedures
Instruments and Suture Materials
Basic Instruments and Handling
Suture Materials
Needle Types
Decisions Before Closure: Timing, Debridement, and Consultation
Timing of Closure
Wound Exploration
Hemostasis
Tissue Debridement and Excision
Surgical Drains
Immediate Antibiotic Therapy
Guidelines for Consultation
Basic Laceration Repair: Principles and Techniques
Definition of Terms
Basic Knot-Tying Techniques
Principles of Wound Closure
Complex Wounds: Advanced Repair Techniques
Running Suture Closure
Beveled (Skived) Wounds
Pull-out Subcuticular Closure
Subcuticular Running Suture
Corner Stitch
Partial Avulsion, Flap Wounds
Geographic Lacerations
Complete Avulsions
Dog-ear Deformities
Parallel Lacerations
Thin-edge, Thick-edge Wounds
Laceration in an Abrasion
Wounds in Aged Skin
Special Anatomic Sites
Scalp
Forehead
Eyebrow and Eyelid
Cheek or Zygomatic Area
Nasal Structures
Ear
Lips
Oral Cavity
Perineum
Knee
Lower Leg
Foot
The Hand
Initial Treatment
Terminology
Patient History
Examination of the Hand
Circulation
Radiography
Wound Exploration
Selected Hand Injuries and Problems
Antibiotics for Hand Wounds
Dressings and Aftercare
Tissue Adhesives and Alternative Wound Closure
Tissue Adhesives
Wound Taping
Wound Stapling
Bite Wounds
Animal Bite Epidemiology
Microbiology of Bite Wounds
Bite Risk Factors
General Bite Wound Management
Specific Injuries
Wound Aftercare and Follow-up
Rabies Exposure and Prophylaxis
Postexposure Prophylaxis
Common Wound Care Problems
Foreign Bodies
Plantar Puncture Wounds
Fishhooks
Abrasions and Tattooing
Minor Burns
Initial Management and Patient Assessment
Burn Assessment
Guidelines for Hospitalization
Treatment of Minor Burns
Cutaneous and Superficial Abscesses
Clinical Presentations
Microbiology of Abscesses
Management of Abscesses
Follow-up Care
Antibiotic Use in Abscess Care
Complicated and Chronic Wounds
Deep Cutaneous and Necrotizing Infections
Infections of Laceration Repair
Chronic Skin Ulcerations
Wound Dressing and Bandaging Techniques
Wound Dressing Principles
Basic Wound Dressing
Home Care and Dressing Change Intervals
Body Area Dressings
Tetanus Immunity and Antibiotic Wound Prophylaxis
Tetanus Prophylaxis
Prophylactic Antibiotics for Emergency Wounds
Suture Removal and Wound Aftercare
Suture Removal
Analgesia
Instructions to the Patient
Understanding Wound Healing
Index
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