Acute and Chronic Wounds, 5th Edition

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Acute and Chronic Wounds, 5th Edition


Prevent 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.
      Section I: Foundations
      1. Principles for Practice Development to Facilitate Outcomes and Productivity
      2. Billing, Reimbursement, and Setting Up a Clinic
      3. Anatomy and Physiology of Skin and Soft Tissue
      4. Wound-Healing Physiology and Factors that Affect the Repair Process
      5. Types of Skin Damage and Differential Diagnosis
      6. Skin and Wound Inspection and Assessment
      Section II: Pressure Ulcers
      7. Pressure Ulcers: Impact, Etiology, and Classification
      8. Developing and Maintaining a Pressure Ulcer Prevention Program
      9. Support Surfaces
      Section III: Lower Extremity Wounds
      10. Lower Extremity Assessment
      11. Arterial Ulcers
      12. Venous Ulcers
      13. Lymphedema
      14. Neuropathic Wounds: The Diabetic Wound
      15. Foot and Nail Care
      Section IV: Wound Bed Preparation
      16. Wound Infection: Diagnosis and Management
      17. Wound Debridement
      18. Principles of Wound Healing and Topical Management
      Section V: Biophysical and Biologic Agents
      19. Cellular- and/or Tissue-Based Products for Wounds
      20. Molecular and Cellular Regulators
      21. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy
      22. Hyperbaric Oxygenation
      23. Electrical Stimulation
      24. Ultraviolet Light and Ultrasound
      Section VI: Critical Cofactors
      25. Wound Pain: Impact and Assessment
      26. Managing Wound Pain
      27. Nutritional Assessment and Support
      28. Perfusion and Oxygenation
      29. Eliminating Noncompliance
      Section VII: Acute and Traumatic Wounds
      30. Uncommon Wounds and Manifestations of Intrinsic Disease
      31. Traumatic Wounds: Bullets, Blasts, and Vehicle Crashes
      32. Burns
      33. Reconstructive Surgery
      34. Surgical Wounds and Incision Care
      Section VIII: Special Patient Populations
      35. Skin Care Needs of the Obese Patient
      36. Skin Care Needs of the Neonatal and Pediatric Patient
      37. Managing Wounds in Palliative Care
      38. Management of Draining Wounds and Fistulas
      39. Percutaneous Tube Management
      Appendix A: Tool Examples to Support Skin and Wound Care
      Appendix B: Self-Assessment Exercises
      Ruth Bryant, RN, MS, CWOCN, Partner, Bryant Rolstad Consultants, LLC
      Program Director, webWOC Nursing Education Program
      Minneapolis, MN and Denise Nix, RN, MS, CWOCN, President, Nix Consulting Inc.; WOC Nurse Specialist, Park Nicollet Methodist Hospital, Minneapolis MN


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