Quick Reference to Wound Care

ISBN-10: 1449600115

ISBN-13: 9781449600112

Edition: 4th 2013

Authors: Pamela Brown
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Description: Quick Reference to Wound Care, Fourth Edition provides health care professionals the information necessary to provide optimal wound care in a cost effective manner. It includes wound assessment, the healing process, the basics of wound management, topical treatments, and management of the major wound types. Also examined are issues specific to wound management of home health care and long-term care patients. Additionally, it offers information on Medicare wound care modalities.

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Book details

List price: $95.95
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning, LLC
Publication date: 2/8/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 248
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

Acknowledgments
Contributors
Introduction
Assessment and Documentation
Initial Wound Assessment and Communication
Communications with Physicians: Taking the Next Step
Medical History
Wound History
Assessment and Documentation for Wounds: A Step-by-Step Process
Wound Classification
Wound Staging
Wound Location and Dimensions
Wound Bed
Wound Odor
Wound Drainage
Wound Margins
Periwound Skin
Pain
Basics of Wound Management
Normal Healing Process
Structures of the Skin
Wound Healing Process
Basics of Wound Management
Causative Factors
Systemic Support
Principles of Topical Therapy
Clean, No-Touch Wound Care in the Home
Wound Care Solutions You Can Mix at Home
Case Study
APPENDIX 4-A Suggested Nutrient-Rich Foods for Wound Healing
APPENDIX 4-B High-Calorie/High-Protein Ideas
APPENDIX 4-C Debridement Choices for Chronic Wounds
Wound Treatments
Traditional Gauze Dressings
Impregnated Gauzes
Alginates
Antimicrobials
Foams
Hydrocolloids
Hydrofibers
Hydrogels
Transparent Films
Enzymatic Debriders
Growth Factors
Biosynthetics
Collagen
Related Wound Treatments
Composites
Compression Wraps
APPENDIX 5-A Resources/Manufacturers' List
APPENDIX 5-B Patient Guide: Santyl
Wound Types Commonly Seen by Healthcare Professionals
Pressure Ulcers
Etiology
Assessment
Prevention
Treatment Choices
Case Study
APPENDIX 6-A Patient Guide: AHCPR Pressure Ulcer Treatment Guidelines for the Patient
Arterial Ulcers
Etiology
Assessment
Treatment Choices
Prevention
Case Study
APPENDIX 7-A Patient Guide: Guidelines for Patients with Peripheral Arterial Disease
Venous Stasis Ulcers
Etiology
Assessment
Treatment Choices
Expected Outcomes
Prevention
Case Study
Lower Leg Ulcers with Mixed Disease
Etiology
Assessment
Treatment Choices
Prevention
Case Study
Diabetic Neuropathic Foot Ulcers
Etiology
Charcot Foot
Assessment
Treatment Choices
Prevention
Nail Care
Case Study
Skin Tears
Etiology
Assessment
Prevention
Treatment Choices
Case Study
Surgical Wounds and Radiation Burns
Surgical Wounds
Radiation Burns
Palliative Wound Care Approaches
Introduction
Palliative Care: General Principles
Indications for Palliative Wound Care Approaches
Palliative Care: Communication Issues
Wound Management in Palliative Care
Conclusion
Specific Applications of Wound Care Practice
Documentation and Compliance in Home Health Care
Pressure Ulcers in Long-Term Care
Introduction
Risk Assessment and Documentation
Care Planning
Pressure Ulcer Prevention
Pressure Ulcer Management and Treatment
You Are Not Alone in Wound Care
Free CEUs/Library Sources
Professional Organizations and Websites
Glossary
Quick Assessment of Leg Ulcers
Algorithm to Determine Wound Etiology
Index
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