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Wound Management

Wound Management

Maureen Benbow

ISBN: 978-1-861-56474-0

Dec 2004

220 pages

Select type: Paperback

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This book has been written with the novice in mind, as wound management has become a highly specialised and fascinating field over the past 15 years. This has caused much confusion for practitioners who, in the past, have viewed it as simple ' dressing changes' . It is presented as a compact reference suitable for qualified and unqualified health care workers alike.

Firstly, the book aims to positively assist students of healthcare to appreciate the complexity of this vast and growing subject, so that they benefit from a clear presentation of current evidence-based knowledge and become confident enough to apply their new knowledge in practice; secondly, it may be used by qualified practitioners to consolidate their knowledge and so enhance their practice.

This is a specialised practice area that transcends all patient groups, specialties and care settings. By working through the content of the book, it is important that the reader develops an understanding of the origins of wound management and how modern wound technology has evolved to reflect those origins.

In summary, this book aims to provide a range of health care practitioners with a basic set of tools for starting to personally experience and enjoy the provision of high quality wound management.

Wound Care.

Past Beliefs and Practices.

Cells, Tissues and Skin.

What is a Wound.

The Patient With a Wound.

Diagnosing and Assessing Wounds.

Documenting Wound Care.

Basic Tools for Providing The Optimal Wound Healing environment.

Modern Wound Management Technologies.

Managing Infected Wounds, classification and Treatment of Different Wound Types.

Chronic Wounds, classification and Treatment of Different Wound Types.

Acute Wounds.

The incidence and Prevalence of Wounds.

Case Studies, Professional Guidance for practitioners.

Glossary of Terms.



" ...a good overview of tissue viability for student nurses and qualified staff." (Nursing Standard, 20th July 2005)