Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nurses Society Core Curriculum Wound Management, 2nd Edition
Based on the curriculum blueprint of the Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nursing Education Programs (WOCNEP) and approved by the Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nurses Society™ (WOCN®), this practical text for wound assessment and management is your perfect source for expert guidance, training and wound, ostomy, and continence (WOC) certification exam preparation.
Written by expert clinicians, Core Curriculum Wound Management, 2nd Edition
is one of the few nursing texts to offer the basic pathology, physiology and current clinical skills required for high-level wound care.
Chapter features include: Objectives at the start of each chapter, Key Points that expand on important concepts, Tables that offer clinical guidelines and care strategies, Case Studies that optimize clinical decision-making, and End-of-Chapter Review Q&A’s — multiple choice questions followed by answers and rationales.
This is essential content for those seeking WOC certification, including nursing students in wound care programs; nurses involved in wound care; nurses in gastroenterology, urology, and surgical nursing; graduate nursing students and nursing faculty.
Incorporating the latest developments in clinical practice, this evidence-based content is your complete map to gaining WOC certification — and to providing safe, optimal patient care. Follow evidence-based best practices with this top-level nursing guide to wound care …
- NEW chapter on professional practice
- NEW chapter on incontinence-associated dermatitis (IAD)
- Easy-to-follow format that breaks down pathology, physiology and patient management topics into easy-to-remember terms
- Numerous illustrations, full-color photos and tables
- Evidence-based guidelines that address all crucial facets of wound care nursing, including:
- General principles of wound management – goal-setting and systemic support
- Wound cleansing and dressing selection
- Skin and wound care for various populations – neonatal and pediatric, geriatric, bariatric, spinal cord–injured patients
- Management of surgical wounds
- Nutritional strategies
- Pathology and management of venous, arterial and neuropathic wounds
- Principles and guidelines for wound debridement
- Assessment and management of wound-related infections and traumatic wounds
- Prevention and management of moisture-associated skin damage, medical adhesive-related skin injury and skin tears
- Pressure injury prevention
- Fistula management
Your purchase includes a complimentary download of the enhanced eBook. The eBook includes powerful search tools, the ability to annotate
content, videos, and additional resources. It can be downloaded to three devices, and easily converted to an audiobook. About the Clinical Editors
Laurie McNichol, MSN, RN, CNS, GNP, CWOCN, CWON-AP, FAAN is a Clinical Nurse Specialist and WOC nurse at Cone Health in Greensboro, North Carolina. She was Co-Editor of the Core Curriculum Wound Care, first edition. She is a past President of the Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nurses SocietyTM (WOCN®) and the National Pressure Injury Advisory Panel (NPIAP®). She has authored numerous key publications and is a well-known lecturer in the areas of wound, ostomy and continence management, and professional practice for the WOC nurse.
Catherine R. Ratliff, PhD, RN, GNP-BC, CWOCN, CFCN, FAAN is a Geriatric Nurse Practitioner with more than 25 years of wound care experience and research. A former Program Director for a WOCNEP offering graduate credits at the UVA School of Nursing, she is widely published in the field of wound and ostomy care and serves as Ostomy Section Editor for the Journal of Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nursing (JWOCN®).
Stephanie S. Yates, MSN, RN, ANP-BC, CWOCN is an Adult Nurse Practitioner and WOC Nurse at Duke University Hospital Cancer Center. She previously practiced in acute care and outpatient wound care. She is a past President of the Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nurses Society TM (WOCN®). She has lectured locally, regionally and nationally, and published wound care-related articles in peer-reviewed journals.