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Accelerate your skin and wound care with the Clinical Guide to Skin and Wound Care, Seventh Edition.
This compact and sensibly organized guide is vital to providing optimal care. Look forward to:
• Updated advice on skin care products helps you make the right choices.
• Current documentation regulations, so that you can properly illustrate wound healing.
• New chapters on lymphedema and best practices.
• Profiles of more than 300 products, in A to Z organization for easy identification.
You’ll accurately assess, plan, and monitor wound care using the most current, best nursing practices.
This useful resource will help both clinicians and institutions deliver wound care that's both appropriate for patient needs and cost-effective for the institution.
Featuring important new information on documentation regulations, including helpful checklists, and offering take-away highlights in every chapter, this useful resource also provides new content on lymphedema management guidelines, negative pressure wound therapy, and capturing data using today's media capabilities.
Part 1 covers the fundamentals of skin and wound care, including assessment, treatment, prevention, nutrition, and documentation. From identifying patients at risk for wounds to achieving compliance for self-care, this is the companion you’ll rely on day after day. You’ll gain a deeper understanding of chronic wounds, accurately interpret lab values and adapt your care, develop a proper skin and wound care formulary, expertly manage tissue load, and understand and apply the wound care regulatory process.
Part 2 offers profiles and photos of hundreds of skin and wound care products, all categorized and alphabetized for easy reference. You’ll find a wealth of NEW advice on the skin care products you use most, including cleansers, moisture barriers, antifungal and antimicrobial treatments, therapeutic moisturizers, liquid skin protectants, and others.
The Seventh edition ofClinical Guide to Skin and Wound Care also includes a full-color wound photo section, wound checklists, and much more.
Part I: Mastering skin and wound care
Chapter 1 Skin care and wound prevention strategies
Chapter 2 Assessing documenting chronic wounds
Chapter 3 Understanding and managing chronic wounds
Chapter 4 Best practices for managing the effects of lymphedema
Chapter 5 Laboratory values in chronic wound management
Chapter 6 Harnessing technology: EMR checklists and operational compliance
Part II: Skin and wound care products
Skin care products
Dressings and devices
Negative pressure wound therapy
Surgical supplies, miscellaneous
Part 3: Additional dressings and products
Manufacturer resource guide