Wound Care Essentials: Practice Principles

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Item#: 9781469889139
Edition 04
Author Baranoski & Ayello
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Awarded first place in the ‘2016 AJN Book of the Year Award' in the Medical Surgical Nursing category.The newly expanded and updatedWound Care Essentials: Practice Principles, 4th editionis your go-to clinical guide to assessing and treating the full range of skin and wound conditions--from common to less common, simple to complex, and acute to chronic. This comprehensive, easy-read handbook provides practical guidance on the many aspects of wound care, including the legal, ethical, psychological, and social aspects. This is an essential guide for advanced practice nurses and nurse practitioners, nursing students, physician's assistants, dermatology physicians, family physicians, and physical therapists. Tap into these evidence-based skills and care strategies, and handle the complexities of wound care with confidence.Adopt wound care best practices with this fully illustrated, on-the-spot clinical guide .../B>·NEWmore than 350 full-color photos and illustrations·NEWcontent on areas including: Chronic wound quality-of-life and self-management care models; wound care regulations; skin assessment and skin tears; fistula management; wound bioburden; adjunctant therapies; pressure ulcers; support surfaces; nutrition; palliative care guideline updates·NEWchapter featuring 36 photos of wounds with test questions, offering:o An essential visual aid for studentso Crucial training aid for staff at wound centers and in every health care settingo Vital preparation for Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurse (WOCN) certification exam·Step-by-step directions and guidanceon wound assessment, healing stages, treatment options, dressings, pain management, legal and ethical issues, coping patterns, medical documentation·Patient management strategies for all wound types, including:palliative wound care, sickle cell wounds, pressure ulcers, diabetic foot ulcers, surgical wounds, and more·Chapter features include:o Assessment Guidelineso Pre-Chapter Objectives; Post-Chapter Summarieso Practice Point boxeso Show What You Know - Chapter review questions (with answers at end of book)o Patient Teaching boxes

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Awarded first place in the ‘2016 AJN Book of the Year Award' in the Medical Surgical Nursing category.Written by renowned wound care experts Sharon Baranoski and Elizabeth Ayello, in collaboration with an interdisciplinary team of experts, this handbook covers all aspects of wound assessment, treatment, and care.User-friendly features:· Evidence-Based Practice and Patient Teaching boxes· Practice Points throughout· Objectives and review questions in each chapterPractical advice for every clinician, every wound!· Simple to complex wounds, from acute to chronic, including palliative wound care, sickle cell wounds, pressure ulcers, diabetic foot ulcers, and more· Comprehensive assessment tools, treatment options, and guide to dressings· Legal issues and documentation tips· Pain management and quality-of-life concerns