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Acute and Chronic Wounds : Nursing Management

ISBN: 9781556644108 | 1556644108
Edition: 2nd
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Mosby
Pub. Date: 6/16/2000

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Focusing on a multidisciplinary approach, ACUTE AND CHRONIC WOUNDS: NURSING MANAGEMENT provides a comprehensive resource for health care providers challenged with the care of acute surgical and chronic wounds. The initial chapters on structure of the skin, its functions, types of skin damage, physiology of wound healing, and general principles of wound management provide the framework needed to understand and minimize threats to the skin. This comprehensive and up-to-date reference provides a complete understanding of the biology, pathophysiology, and management of dermal wounds. * Presents current advances in wound management to provide updated information on changing therapies in the management of acute and chronic wound care. * Authored and reviewed by members of the Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society (WOCN). * Includes anatomy and physiology of skin and soft tissue to facilitate a comprehensive understanding of wound management. * Provides a well-organized, comprehensive resource to assist nurses in maximizing patient outcomes. * Provides learning objectives at the beginning of each chapter to target learning goals. * Includes self-evaluation questions and problems at the end of each chapter to facilitate self-directed learning and preparing for the board certification exam. * Discusses advances in diagnosis, treatment, and pharmacology to examine the complete spectrum of wound care. * Highlights information in boxed format to enable the user to quickly focus on key points. * Contains illustrations and color plates to graphically illustrate types of wounds, procedures, and treatments.

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