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Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society Core Curriculum: Ostomy ManagementWound, Ostomy, and Continence Nurses Society Core Curriculum: Ostomy Management, 2nd Edition Based on the curriculum blueprint of the Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nursing Education Programs (WOCNEP) and approved by the Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nurses Society(tm) (WOCN®), this practical text for ostomy care is your perfect source for expert guidance, training and wound, ostomy, and continence (WOC) certification exam preparation. Full of expert advice on ostomy care, Core Curriculum Ostomy Management, 2nd Edition is one of the few nursing texts to cover this practice area in detail. Chapter features include: Objectives at the start of each chapter, Key Points that expand on important concepts, Tables that offer clinical guidelines and care strategies, Case Studies that optimize clinical decision-making, and End-of-Chapter Review Q&A''s -- multiple choice questions followed by answers and rationales. This is essential content for those seeking WOC certification; nursing students in ostomy programs; nurses caring for patients with an ostomy; nurses in gastroenterology, urology and surgical nursing; graduate nursing students and nursing faculty. From the pathology basics to vital on-the-job skills, this evidence-based content is your complete map to gaining WOC certification -- and to providing safe, optimal patient care. Upgrade your ostomy nursing knowledge and skills and prepare for certification: NEW chapter on professional practice NEW chapter on surgical management of inflammatory bowel disease NEW "How to Pouch Over a Bridge" guide Highly rated case-based learning approach that demonstrates concepts, skills and patient-based care Easy-to-follow format that breaks down pathology, physiology and patient management topics into easy-to-remember terms Step-by-step instruction on the latest procedures and management, including: Pre- and post-op management for patients undergoing fecal or urinary diversion New surgical procedures and pouching techniques Patient education and rehabilitation issues Fecal and urinary stoma construction, and managing stoma and peristomal complications Diseases that lead to a fecal stoma - colorectal cancer Management of Crohn''s disease and ulcerative colitis Selection of pouching system Pediatric patient assessment and management Fistula management - etiologic factors, medical management, containment strategies, nutritional support, and more Detailed how-to on procedures such as fistula pouch changes, isolating a fistula for NPWT, and focused assessments Your purchase includes a complimentary download of the enhanced eBook. The eBook includes powerful search tools, the ability to annotate content, videos, and additional resources. It can be downloaded to three devices, and easily converted to an audiobook. About the Clinical Editors Jane E. Carmel, MSN, RN, CWOCN has been Program Co-Director of Harrisburg Area Wound, Ostomy, Continence Nurse Program (WOCNEP) and is on the faculty of Cleveland Clinic - R. B. Turnbull, Jr. MD WOC Nursing Education Program. She is also a consultant for home care and hospice agencies and has presented at regional and national conferences. Janice C. Colwell, APRN, CWOCN, FAAN is a former President of the Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nurses Society(tm) (WOCN®). She has practiced as an Advanced Practice Nurse at the University of Chicago Medicine in both the inpatient and outpatient areas, providing and supervising care to patients with ostomies. She has presented nationally and internationally, and published extensively in this field and is a past President of Friends of Ostomates Worldwide USA. Margaret T. Goldberg, MSN, RN, CWON is a former President of the Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nurses Society(tm) (WOCN®). She has chaired the WOCN guidelines task force and is a past President of the National Pressure Injury Advisory Panel. She consults to Delray Wound Treatment Center, an outpatient center in Delray Beach, Florida.
Call Number: RD540 .W68 2022
Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society Core Curriculum: Wound ManagementWound, Ostomy, and Continence Nurses Society Core Curriculum Wound Management, 2nd Edition Based on the curriculum blueprint of the Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nursing Education Programs (WOCNEP) and approved by the Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nurses Society(tm) (WOCN®), this practical text for wound assessment and management is your perfect source for expert guidance, training and wound, ostomy, and continence (WOC) certification exam preparation. Written by expert clinicians, Core Curriculum Wound Management, 2nd Edition is one of the few nursing texts to offer the basic pathology, physiology and current clinical skills required for high-level wound care. Chapter features include: Objectives at the start of each chapter, Key Points that expand on important concepts, Tables that offer clinical guidelines and care strategies, Case Studies that optimize clinical decision-making, and End-of-Chapter Review Q&A''s -- multiple choice questions followed by answers and rationales. This is essential content for those seeking WOC certification, including nursing students in wound care programs; nurses involved in wound care; nurses in gastroenterology, urology, and surgical nursing; graduate nursing students and nursing faculty. Incorporating the latest developments in clinical practice, this evidence-based content is your complete map to gaining WOC certification -- and to providing safe, optimal patient care. Follow evidence-based best practices with this top-level nursing guide to wound care ... NEW chapter on professional practice NEW chapter on incontinence-associated dermatitis (IAD) Easy-to-follow format that breaks down pathology, physiology and patient management topics into easy-to-remember terms Numerous illustrations, full-color photos and tables Evidence-based guidelines that address all crucial facets of wound care nursing, including: General principles of wound management - goal-setting and systemic support Wound cleansing and dressing selection Skin and wound care for various populations - neonatal and pediatric, geriatric, bariatric, spinal cord-injured patients Management of surgical wounds Nutritional strategies Pathology and management of venous, arterial and neuropathic wounds Principles and guidelines for wound debridement Assessment and management of wound-related infections and traumatic wounds Prevention and management of moisture-associated skin damage, medical adhesive-related skin injury and skin tears Pressure injury prevention Fistula management Your purchase includes a complimentary download of the enhanced eBook. The eBook includes powerful search tools, the ability to annotate content, videos, and additional resources. It can be downloaded to three devices, and easily converted to an audiobook. About the Clinical Editors Laurie McNichol, MSN, RN, CNS, GNP, CWOCN, CWON-AP, FAAN is a Clinical Nurse Specialist and WOC nurse at Cone Health in Greensboro, North Carolina. She was Co-Editor of the Core Curriculum Wound Care, first edition. She is a past President of the Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nurses SocietyTM (WOCN®) and the National Pressure Injury Advisory Panel (NPIAP®). She has authored numerous key publications and is a well-known lecturer in the areas of wound, ostomy and continence management, and professional practice for the WOC nurse. Catherine R. Ratliff, PhD, RN, GNP-BC, CWOCN, CFCN, FAAN is a Geriatric Nurse Practitioner with more than 25 years of wound care experience and research. A former Program Director for a WOCNEP offering graduate credits at the UVA School of Nursing, she is widely published in the field of wound and ostomy care and serves as Ostomy Section Editor for the Journal of Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nursing (JWOCN®). Stephanie S. Yates, MSN, RN, ANP-BC, CWOCN is an Adult Nurse Practitioner and WOC Nurse at Duke University Hospital Cancer Center. She previously practiced in acute care and outpatient wound care. She is a past President of the Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nurses Society TM (WOCN®). She has lectured locally, regionally and nationally, and published wound care-related articles in peer-reviewed journals.
Call Number: RD93 .W68 2022
Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society Core Curriculum: Continence ManagementWound, Ostomy, and Continence Nurses Society Core Curriculum: Continence Management, 2nd Edition Based on the curriculum blueprint of the Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nursing Education Programs (WOCNEP) and approved by the Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nurses Society(tm) (WOCN®), this practical text for continence care is your perfect source for expert guidance, training and wound, ostomy and continence (WOC) certification exam preparation. Full of expert advice, fundamental principles and vital clinical skills on continence care, Core Curriculum Continence Management, 2nd Edition is one of the few nursing texts to cover this practice area in detail. Chapter features include: Objectives at the start of each chapter, Key Points that expand on important concepts, Tables that offer clinical guidelines and care strategies, Case Studies that optimize clinical decision-making, and End-of-Chapter Review Q&A''s -- multiple choice questions followed by answers and rationales. This is essential content for those seeking WOC certification or recertification; nursing students in continence programs; nurses involved in continence care; nurses in gastroenterology, urology, and surgical nursing; graduate nursing students and nursing faculty. Incorporating the latest developments in clinical practice, this evidence-based content is your complete map to gaining WOC certification -- and to providing safe, optimal patient care. Follow evidence-based best practices with the optimal WOCN practice and study guide ... NEW chapter on professional practice NEW chapter on incontinence-associated dermatitis (IAD) NEW content on the fundamentals of bladder and bowel management, and advance pelvic health considerations for the APRN continence nurse NEW content on special populations - bariatrics, morbidly obese, patients with disabilities Written by nursing experts - authorized by the Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nurses Society(tm) (WOCN®) Fully illustrated, easy-to-follow format - breaks down pathology, physiology and patient management topics into easy-to-remember terms In-depth discussion of normal bowel function - followed by chapters on motility disorders, and pediatric fecal incontinence and bowel dysfunction Evidence-based guidelines for continence care, including: Nursing management fundamentals Primary and advanced assessments of patients with urinary incontinence and voiding dysfunction Overactive bladder/urgency urinary incontinence (UI) - pathology, presentation, diagnosis and management Lower urinary tract symptoms in men Advanced pelvic health for women - chronic pelvic pain syndromes, pelvic organ prolapse and vesicovaginal fistula Pathology, assessment and management of UI and lower urinary tract symptoms in the older adult Appropriate use of containment devices, absorbent products and adaptive aides Urinary tract infection (UTI) prevention and management in adults Your purchase includes a complimentary download of the enhanced eBook. The eBook includes powerful search tools, the ability to annotate content, videos, and additional resources. It can be downloaded to three devices, and easily converted to an audiobook. About the Editors JoAnn Ermer-Seltun, MS, RN, ARNP, FNP-BC, CWOCN, CFCN is a WOC Nurse Clinician at MercyOne North Iowa in Mason City, Iowa. She is President, Co-Director and Faculty at WEB WOC Nursing Education Programs in Minneapolis, Minnesota and has in-depth knowledge of the information needed by WOC nursing students. She has a number of publications and presentations in the area of WOC nursing. Sandra Engberg, PhD, CRNP, FAAN is a Professor and Associate Dean for Graduate Clinical Education in the School of Nursing at the University of Pittsburgh. She is the Continence Section Editor of the Journal of Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nursing (JWOCN®). She is a member of the Nursing Committee of the International Continence Society and Director of the School of Nursing, part of the ICS Institute. She has conducted several randomized controlled trials focusing on interventions for urinary incontinence in older adults and women.
Call Number: RC866.D43 W68 2022
Wound Care EssentialsSelected as a Doody's Core Title for 2021! Awarded First place in the 2020 AJN Book of the Year Awards in Medical-Surgical Nursing Category and awarded Second place in Advance Practice Nursing Category. Looking for an up-to-date, how-to, evidence-based wound care reference? The newly revised Wound Care Essentials, 5th Edition is the comprehensive seminal resource, offering the latest evidence, guidelines and information to assist the interprofessional skin and wound care team translate knowledge into practice. A crucial guide for all skin and wound care professionals, this essential resource provides authoritative science and practical instruction on wound care best practices. This must-have guide offers the latest, skin and wound care research-backed insights on prevention and management strategies... Three New Chapters--Skin, Challenging Skin Conditions and Lymphedema More chapter contributions from global wound care opinion leaders More (now 50) helpful color photos in the wound gallery Comprehensive end-of-book certification practice exam, including new review questions Chapter features that include: All chapters have been updated with the latest available research and educational enablers Visual aids, mnemonics, tables boxes, diagrams. and charts to highlight key concepts Practice Point Boxes - quick summaries of knowledge for best practices that assist in retaining knowledge Show What You Know - review questions at the end of each chapter and answers with explanations at the end of the book Patient Scenario - case studies that illustrate clinical data and discuss application of information Skin and Wound Care Concepts--every chapter has been updated with the most current international guidelines especially for pressure injuries and skin tears Essential content for training staff at wound centers and in every healthcare practice setting - ideal for updating skin and wound care policies and procedures About the Authors Sharon Baranoski, MSN, RN, CCNS-APN, CWCN, MAPWCA, FAAN, is a Board-certified, Advanced Practice Nurse specializing in skin & wound care. Her experience crosses all health care setting. She is a well-known consultant, lecturer, author and educator. She is a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing. She is a former President of the International Skin Tear Advisory Board and the National Pressure Injury Advisory Panel and remains an active member of both organizations. Sharon has received numerous accolades and awards for her 35 plus years of work in the field of wound care. Elizabeth A. Ayello, PhD, MS, BSN, RN, CWON, ETN, MAPWCA, FAAN, is a Board-certified wound and ostomy nurse who believes in the interprofessional team approach to skin and wound care practice and education. A fellow in the American Academy of Nursing, she is an internationally known prolific author, editor, researcher, consultant (including to CMS) and innovative, interactive educator who is the current Co- Editor in Chief of Advances in Skin and Wound Care, President of the World Council of Enterostomal.
Call Number: RD94 .B374 2020
Wound Care: a practical guide for maintaining skin integrityWound Care: a practical guide for maintaining skin integrity is a contemporary ANZ resource designed to assist students and clinicians in applying evidence-based wound care to practice. Written by expert wound care clinicians and academics, the text offers a range of clinical scenarios to test wound care knowledge and skills within the context of real-world settings. It presents a problem-solving approach to encourage students and practising nurses to critically think about how to deliver wound care to individuals with a range of acute and chronic wounds. Including the most recent local dressings and wound care products, Wound Care: a practical guide for maintaining skin integrity reinforces the principles of wound care and provides the necessary tools for students and clinicians to determine how best to deliver effective nursing care. Each chapter provides an overview of specific wound types, followed by five case studies and related multiple-choice questions to test your knowledge and skills Case studies include an assessment and management approach to assist you in developing effective clinical application of wound care theory Full colour illustrations to help familiarise yourself with a variety of wound types A nursing focus with a multidisciplinary approach helps to enhance the 'real-world' experience of wound care Additional resources on Evolve eBook on VitalSource Instructor/and Student Resources: Answers to Case Study questions Quick reference list of local wound care products/dressings Self-assessment quizzes Image bank
Call Number: RD94 .C65 2020x
Wound Care Made Incredibly Visual!Provide effective wound care with skill and confidence, with the expert direction and real-life images of the fully updated Wound Care Made Incredibly Visual!®, 3rd Edition. Let this colorfully illustrated text guide you through the fundamental concepts, skills, and treatments needed for positive wound care outcomes, including the latest products and procedures. Prepare to succeed in both the classroom and on the unit the enjoyable Incredibly Visual (tm) way, as clear explanations and plentiful images guide you through the vital steps of effective wound care. Grasp the basic concepts, skills, phases, and complications of wound care ... NEW and updated photos and graphics NEW and updated content on the latest wound care techniques and interventions Hundreds of colorful images that make the complexities of wound care easy to understand --detailed photos, charts, and drawings that explain and reinforce key concepts in easy-to-remember ways Clear, concise text that explains the fundamentals and latest advancements in wound care in clear, understandable terms Perfect for visual learners --numerous images that demonstrate skills and interventions, including: Skin anatomy and physiology--skin layers and their functions Wound healing--types of wound healing, healing phases, and complications Wound assessment--including recognizing failure to heal Effects of aging on wound healing Acute versus chronic wounds Pressure injuries Vascular ulcers Diabetic foot ulcers Malignant wounds Atypical wounds Wound care products Ideal on-the-spot reference and review for nursing students, new nurses, and other healthcare practitioners Excellent teaching aid--seasoned, step-by-step guidance backed by images that demonstrate everyday patient care situations Chapter features: Chapter content summary at the start of each chapter Q&A --End-of-chapter games and quizzes that reinforce learning points--multiple-choice or fill-in-the-blank questions, word games, and matching images to wound care concepts "Nurse Joy and Jake" --Expert insights and encouraging advice offered throughout Take note --illustrated interventions that demonstrate real-life patient scenarios About the Clinical Editor Patricia Albano Slachta, PhD, APRN, ACNS-BC, CWOCN, is President of the Nursing Educational Programs and Services in Ridgeland, South Carolina.
Call Number: RD93.95 .W69 2019
Text and Atlas of Wound Diagnosis and Treatment, Second EditionA unique combination foundational textbook and full-color atlas of wound healing - offering the benefits of both type of reference Text and Atlas of Wound Diagnosis and Treatment, Second Edition delivers outstanding visual guidance and clear, step-by-step instruction on caring for patients with wounds. Utilizing more than 700 full-color illustrations and easy-to-follow, concise text, this unique learning text also includes complete discussion of evidence-based concepts of wound treatment, making it perfect for board preparation. Each chapter follows a similar design with consistent headings; brief bulleted text; and numerous, high-quality illustrations. Learning aids include case studies, chapter objectives, assessment guidelines, chapter references, chapter summaries, end-of-chapter board-style review questions. Entry-level students in all medical professions (doctors, podiatrists, physician assistants, nurses, physical therapists, and occupational therapists) will find this an essential text for understanding the multi-disciplinary approach to caring for patients with wounds. *Extremely detailed captions accompany each illustration *Unique foundational textbook approach enhanced by outstanding full-color illustrations *NEW! NPTE-style review questions at the end of each chapter and case studies
Call Number: RD94 .T49 2019
Acute and Chronic Wounds: current management conceptsPrevent and manage wounds with this expert, all-inclusive resource! Acute & Chronic Wounds: Current Management Concepts, 5th Edition provides the latest diagnostic and treatment guidelines to help you provide quality care for patients with wounds. This textbook presents an interprofessional approach to maintaining skin integrity and managing the numerous types of skin damage including topics that range from the physiology of wound healing, general principles of wound management, vulnerable patient populations, management of percutaneous tubes, and specific care instructions to program development. Written by respected nursing educators Ruth Bryant and Denise Nix, this bestselling reference also provides excellent preparation for all wound certification exams. A comprehensive approach to the care of patients with acute and chronic wounds guides students and health care providers to design, deliver and evaluate quality skin and wound care in a systematic fashion; the comprehensive approach includes the latest advances in diagnosis, differentiation of wound types, nutrition, prevention, treatment, and pharmacology. Self-assessment questions and answers in each chapter help you assess your knowledge and prepare for all wound certification exams. Checklists offer a concise, easy-to-read summary of the steps needed to achieve the best patient care outcomes. Risk assessment scales help in determining a patient's risk for developing a wound, and wound classification tools identify the proper terminology to be used in documentation. Learning objectives at the beginning of each chapter focus your study on the most important content. Principles for practice development boost outcomes and productivity in agencies and institutions, home care, acute care, long-term care, and long-term acute care settings. NEW coverage includes the latest guidelines from WOCN, AAWC, NPUAP, EPUAP, and PPPIA, and the American College of Physicians. New sections cover the prevention and management of biofilm, the new skin tear classification system, MASD and MARCI, CTP terminology and classification scheme, and integration of the Health Belief Model. NEW! Additional full-color photographs show the differential diagnosis of types of skin damage, management of fistulas, and NPWT procedures. NEW! Clinical Consult features help in applying concepts to clinical practice, showing students and health care professionals how to assess, manage, and document real-life patient and staff encounters using the ADPIE framework. NEW two-color illustrations and design make the book more visually appealing.
Call Number: RD98.3 .A38 2016
Wound Care Essentials: practice principlesAwarded first place in the '2016 AJN Book of the Year Award' in the Medical Surgical Nursing category. The newly expanded and updated Wound Care Essentials: Practice Principles, 4th edition is your go-to clinical guide to assessing and treating the full range of skin and wound conditions--from common to less common, simple to complex, and acute to chronic. This comprehensive, easy-read handbook provides practical guidance on the many aspects of wound care, including the legal, ethical, psychological, and social aspects. This is an essential guide for advanced practice nurses and nurse practitioners, nursing students, physician's assistants, dermatology physicians, family physicians, and physical therapists. Tap into these evidence-based skills and care strategies, and handle the complexities of wound care with confidence. Adopt wound care best practices with this fully illustrated, on-the-spot clinical guide ... · NEW more than 350 full-color photos and illustrations · NEW content on areas including: Chronic wound quality-of-life and self-management care models; wound care regulations; skin assessment and skin tears; fistula management; wound bioburden; adjunctant therapies; pressure ulcers; support surfaces; nutrition; palliative care guideline updates · NEW chapter featuring 36 photos of wounds with test questions, offering: o An essential visual aid for students o Crucial training aid for staff at wound centers and in every health care setting o Vital preparation for Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurse (WOCN) certification exam · Step-by-step directions and guidance on wound assessment, healing stages, treatment options, dressings, pain management, legal and ethical issues, coping patterns, medical documentation · Patient management strategies for all wound types, including: palliative wound care, sickle cell wounds, pressure ulcers, diabetic foot ulcers, surgical wounds, and more · Chapter features include: o Assessment Guidelines o Pre-Chapter Objectives; Post-Chapter Summaries o Practice Point boxes o Show What You Know - Chapter review questions (with answers at end of book) o Patient Teaching boxes
Call Number: RD94 .B374 2016
Wound Care at a GlanceWound Care at a Glance combines superb illustrations with accessible and informative text to make the key concepts of wound care easy to understand. Providing practical guidance for all healthcare professionals who care for people with wounds, or who have an interest in this complex area of healthcare, it succinctly addresses a wide range of issues including relevant anatomy and physiology, psychological issues, physical care considerations, patient safety issues, legal and ethical issues, and various treatment and management options.
Call Number: RD93 .P43 2015
Wound Diagnosis and TreatmentA UNIQUE COMBINATION TEXT AND FULL-COLOR ATLAS OF WOUND MANAGEMENT Text and Atlas of Wound Diagnosis and Treatment delivers outstanding visual guidance and clear, step-by-step instruction on caring for patients with wounds. Utilizing more than 700 full-color illustrations and clear, concise text, this unique learning text also includes complete discussion of evidence-based concepts of wound treatment. Text and Atlas of Wound Diagnosis and Treatment is logically divided into four sections: Integumentary Basics which covers fundamental topics such as anatomy and physiology of the integumentary system and acute and chronic wound healing Wound Diagnosis which discusses specific disorders such as vascular wounds, lymphedema, pressure ulcers, diabetes, burns, and more Wound Bed Preparation which details debridement and dressings Biophysical Technologies which includes electrical stimulation, negative pressure, pulsed lavage with suction, hyperbaric oxygen, ultraviolet, and low level laser therapy Text and Atlas of Wound Diagnosis and Treatment is enhanced by learning aids such as chapter objectives, NPTE-style review questions at the end of each chapter, and case studies which give real-world application to the principles and techniques discussed in the book. Entry-level students in all medical professions (doctors, podiatrists, physician assistants, nurses, physical therapists, and occupational therapists) will find this an essential text for understanding the multi-disciplinary approach to caring for patients with wounds.
Call Number: RT120.R4 E95 2013x
Clinical Guide to Skin and Wound Care by Cathy Thomas HessAccelerate your skin and wound care with the Clinical Guide to Skin and Wound Care, Seventh Edition. Thisnbsp;compact andnbsp;sensibly organized guide is vital to providing optimal care. Look forward to: * Updated advice on skin care products helps you make the right choices. * Current documentation regulations, so that you can properly illustrate wound healing. *nbsp;New chapters on lymphedema and best practices. * Profiles of more than 300 products, in A to Z organization for easy identification. * Benchmark outcomesnbsp;help you take your care to the next level... and more. nbsp; You''ll accurately assess, plan, and monitor wound care using the most current, best nursing practices. This useful resource will help both clinicians and institutions deliver wound care that''s both appropriate for patient needs and cost-effective for the institution. nbsp; Featuring important new information on documentation regulations, including helpful checklists, and offering take-away highlights in every chapter, this useful resource also provides new content on lymphedema management guidelines, negative pressure wound therapy, and capturing data using today''s media capabilities. nbsp; Part 1 covers the fundamentals of skin and wound care, including assessment, treatment, prevention, nutrition, and documentation. nbsp;From identifying patients at risk for wounds to achieving compliance for self-care, this is the companion you''ll rely on day after day. You''ll gain a deeper understanding of chronic wounds, accurately interpret lab values and adapt your care, develop a proper skin and wound care formulary, expertly manage tissue load, and understand and apply the wound care regulatory process. nbsp; Part 2 offers profiles and photos of hundreds of skin and wound care products, all categorized and alphabetized for easy reference. nbsp;You''ll find a wealth of NEW advice on the skin care products you use most, including cleansers, moisture barriers, antifungal and antimicrobial treatments, therapeutic moisturizers, liquid skin protectants, and others. nbsp; nbsp; The Seventh edition of Clinical Guide to Skin and Wound Care also includes a full-color wound photo section, wound checklists, and much more.
Publication Date: 2013
Fast Facts for the Wound Care Nurse by Zelia Kifer"This book is a user-friendly, real-world guide to assessing and managing any type of wound. The author presents vital information for nurses and nursing students who provide wound care in any setting...a wonderful resource for nurses."--The AORN Journal (Association of Perioperative Registered Nurses) "Wound care is arguably the single most difficult topic in medicine. It has no defined solution like insulin for the diabetic...no easy strategy that covers all wounds...we are so tremendously blessed when a wound care specialist] like Zelia carves out time to capture a career of experiences in text so that it can be shared with others. We are indebted to her for making this important contribution to the clinician's armament for dealing with the] difficult-to-heal wounds of their patients." Bruce Gibbins, PhD Founder, Chief Technical Officer and Chairman of the Board of AcryMed, Inc. Former faculty at the University of Otago Medical School Using the concise, compact" Fast Facts" format, this guide encompasses the multitude of new healing technologies and presents important breakthroughs in understanding why some wounds don't heal. Each chapter builds, step-by-step, on the essential principles of wound care including wound assessment and documentation, the spectrum of wounds from simple to complex, wound treatment guidelines and protocols, and the legal aspects and regulations surrounding wound care. This user-friendly guide organizes the vast amount of information relating to wound care products and eases the complexity of wound management. A ""Fast Facts in a Nutshell"" section in each chapter provides quick access to important wound care principles, and bullet-point information and tables enable readers to quickly locate relevant information. This guide will be a useful companion in the day-to-day care of wound patients, reinforcing knowledge needed in all practice settings, including acute care, critical care, long-term care, home care, operating room, and outpatient settings. Key Features: Organizes and simplifies a vast amount of wound care information into a compact, user-friendly format Addresses wound care assessment, protocol, and treatment of the spectrum of wounds from simple to complex for all levels of practitioners Encompasses new healing technologies and information regarding difficult-to-heal wounds Presents comprehensive wound care algorithms, dressings, debridement procedures, ostomy care, optimal surface and equipment for wound patients, and adjunctive therapies
Quick Reference to Wound Care by Pamela BrownQuick Reference to Wound Care: Palliative, Home, and Clinical Practices, Fourth Edition provides healthcare professionals with the essentials necessary to deliver the best wound care in a cost-effective manner. Updated to reflect current wound care treatments and products, it includes wound assessment, the healing process, the basics of wound management, topical treatments, and management of the major wound types. * New chapter on palliative wound care* New contributors discuss long-term care and federal changes in documentation and assessment for patients in long-term care facilitates* Home care chapter outlines several significant Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) changes