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Wound Care at a Glance

May 2015, ©2014, Wiley-Blackwell
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Wound 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.

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Table of Contents

Preface vii

Acknowledgements viii

How to use your textbook ix

About the companion website xi

Part 1 Anatomy and physiology 1

1 The history of wound care 2

2 Anatomy and physiology of the skin 4

3 Psychological and social aspects of the skin 6

4 Body image 8

5 The skin and ageing 10

Part 2 The normal healing process: acute wounds 13

6 Haemostasis 14

7 Inflammation 16

8 Proliferation (granulation and epithelialization) 18

9 Maturation 20

10 Factors affecting wound healing 22

Part 3 The abnormal healing process: chronic wound healing 25

11 The impaired healing process 26

12 Factors affecting wound healing 27

13 Nutrition and wound healing 28

14 Incontinence and wounds 30

15 Vascular disease 32

Part 4 Wound management in practice 35

16 Assessment of skin 36

17 Assessment of the patient with a wound 38

18 Classification of wounds 40

19 Legal and ethical aspects of wound care 42

20 Documenting wounds and keeping records 44

21 Evidence-based practice 46

22 Treatment options 48

23 Pain management 50

Part 5 Dressing selection 53

24 Principles of wound management I 54

25 Principles of wound management II 55

26 Managing wound exudate 56

27 Generic wound products: mode of action 58

28 Choosing a wound care product 60

29 Use of topical antimicrobials and antibiotics 62

30 Application of lotions, creams, emollients and ointments 64

31 Advanced technologies 66

Part 6 Complexities of wound care 69

32 Pressure redistribution equipment 70

33 Pressure ulcer classification and prevention 72

34 Pressure ulcers 74

35 Venous leg ulcers 76

36 Lymphoedema 78

37 Compression therapy 80

38 Arterial ulcers 82

39 Doppler 84

40 Interpreting ABPIs 86

41 Diabetic foot ulcers 88

42 Moisture lesions 90

43 Surgical wounds 92

44 Traumatic wounds 94

45 Burns and scalds 96

46 Atypical wounds 98

47 Wounds in different populations 100

48 Malignant wounds 102

49 Palliative wound care 104

Glossary 105

References and further reading 106

Index 107

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Related Websites

Wound Care at a Glance Companion website features interactive multiple choice questions
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Purchase Options
E-book   
Wound Care at a Glance
ISBN : 978-1-118-99555-6
128 pages
February 2015
$27.99   BUY

Paperback   
Wound Care at a Glance
ISBN : 978-1-118-68467-2
128 pages
May 2015
$34.99   BUY

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