Wound Care at a Glance

Wound Care at a Glance

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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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  • Paperback | 128 pages
  • 213 x 272 x 7mm | 388g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 1. Auflage
  • 1118684672
  • 9781118684672
  • 23,588

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The market-leading at a Glance series is popular among healthcare students and newly qualified practitioners for its concise and simple approach and excellent illustrations. Each bite-sized chapter is covered in a double-page spread with clear, easy-to-follow diagrams, supported by succinct explanatory text. Covering a wide range of topics, books in the at a Glance series are ideal as introductory texts for teaching, learning and revision, and are useful throughout university and beyond.

Everything you need to know about Wound Care ... at a Glance!

Wound Care at a Glance is the perfect companion for study and revision for nursing and healthcare students from the publishers of the market-leading at a Glance series. Providing an accessible yet comprehensive discussion of key issues, Wound Care at a Glance allows nurses and others to build on their knowledge and understanding of wound care and skin integrity with the overall aim of encouraging safe, effective and patient-centred care. With extensive full colour illustrations throughout, Wound Care at a Glance explores the anatomy and physiology of the skin, acute and chronic wounds, pain management, legal and ethical issues, as well as looking at the various complexities of wound care.

- A clear, concise but comprehensive account of wounds

- Accompanied by a companion website with self-testing features

- Includes full colour artwork throughout

- Contains all the information you need to provide safe and effective patient care
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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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About Ian Peate

Ian Peate is Visiting Professor of Nursing, Head of the School of Nursing School of Health Studies, Gibraltar and Editor in Chief, British Journal of Nursing.

Wyn Glencross is an Independent Tissue Viability Nurse Consultant and Expert Witness
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