Acute and Chronic Wounds: Current Management Concepts 4th edition

Reflecting the latest technologic advances and therapies, the extensively revised new edition of Ruth Bryant and Denise Nix's Acute and Chronic Wounds: Current Management Concepts remains your #1 source for today's best information on wound care. Using a strong nursing process and multidisciplinary approach, this best-selling title is an all-inclusive resource for anyone involved in the care of acute surgical wounds and all types of chronic wounds.

Key Features
  • ontinues to be an ideal study tool for certification and a practical reference for general wound care.
  • Features risk assessment scales that help determine a patient's risk for developing a wound.
  • Provides guidelines to assist in the care of patients with specific conditions and wound care issues.
  • Contains convenient documents for infrastructure support; sample policies, procedures, and protocols; and decision making tools
  • Discusses advances in diagnosis, treatment, and pharmacology, covering the complete spectrum of wound care.
  • Includes 200 illustrations -- more than 70 in full color -- that clearly depict different types of wounds, advances in skin substitutes, and much more. 

New to this edition
  • New chapters include Billing, Reimbursement, and Establishing a Wound Care Clinic, Traumatic Wounds such as gunshot and war wounds, Skin Substitutes, Perfusion and Oxygenation as cofactors of healing, Palliative Care, Pediatric Clients, Surgical Wounds, Intrinsic Skin Diseases, Assessment and Management of the Surgical Incision, and Risk Assessment and Prevention Across Settings.
  • Incorporates new national guidelines for wound management published by leading nursing wound care organizations.
  • Features new "checklist" boxes that guide you through the actions or steps necessary to achieve particular patient care outcomes.
  • Includes new color photos depicting new devices and new skin substitutes.
  • Contains self-assessment questions and answers in Appendix A.
  • Includes additional assessment tools and documentation forms commonly used in the care of patients with wounds.
  • Larger size accommodates more content, formularies, and color plates, and the table of contents has been reorganized for faster reference and more efficient study.

Section I: Foundations of Wound Care
  • 1. Principles for Practice Development
  • 2. Billing, Reimbursement, and Setting up a Clinic  NEW!
  • 3. Anatomy and Physiology of Skin and Soft Tissue
  • 4. Wound Healing Physiology
  • 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 Program  NEW!
  • 9. Pressure Redistribution 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 Management 
  • 16. Wound Bioburden and Infection
  • 17. Wound Debridement
  • 18. Topical Management: Cleansing and Dressings
Section V: Biophysical and Biological Agents 
  • 19. Skin Substitutes and Extracellular Matrix Scaffolds  NEW!
  • 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  NEW!
  • 29. Noncompliance or Barriers to a Sustainable Plan?
Section VII: Acute and Traumatic Wounds 
  • 30. Intrinsic Skin Diseases and Uncommon Cutaneous Wounds  NEW!
  • 31. Traumatic Wounds: Bullets, Blasts, and Vehicle Crashes  NEW!
  • 32. Burns
  • 33. Healing Wounds through Reconstructive Surgery
  • 34. Assessment and Management of the Surgical Incision  NEW!
Section VIII: Special Patient Populations 
  • 35. Skin Care Needs of the Obese Patient
  • 36. Skin Care Needs of the Neonatal and Pediatric Patient  NEW!
  • 37. Managing Wounds in Palliative Care  NEW!
  • 38. Patients with Draining Wounds and Fistulas
  • 39. Patients with Percutaneous Tubes
  • Appendix A: Self-Assessment Exercises
  • Appendix B: Documentation Tools
  • Appendix C: Policies, Procedures, and Decision-Making Tools

Product Details

  • Hardcover: 648 pages
  • Publisher: Mosby; 4 edition (December 30, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0323069436
  • ISBN-13: 978-0323069434
  • Product Dimensions: 11 x 8.6 x 1.2 inches
List Price: $72.95

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