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This volume in the new Core Curriculum series from WOCN® covers Wound Management, and is the crucial text for nurses practicing or studying wound care. It offers pathology and physiology basics in easy-to-grasp terms, while providing expert guidance on patient management. The perfect study guide for the wound, ostomy and continence (WOC) certification exams, it also provides step-by-step direction on essential nursing procedures.
The evidence-based, easy-to-follow format of Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society™ Core Curriculum: Wound Management facilitates your comprehension of: o Skin anatomy and physiology o Physiology of wound healing o Principles of wound assessment and management o Nutritional assessment and support.
Step-by-step instruction leads you through care planning and delivery, including oncology-related skin and wound care, and palliative care. o End-of-chapter Q&As help you remember all vital points o Clinical pearls highlight important takeaways o Numerous full-color photos, diagrams, and tables aid understanding of vital topics.
Practical directions cover: o Wound cleansing and dressing selection o Skin and soft tissue injury caused by mechanical factors o Pressure ulcer prevention o Venous, arterial, and neuropathic wounds o Wounds due to lower-extremity arterial disease and neuropathic disease o Surgical wounds o Management of patients with percutaneous tubes; fistula management o Skin and wound care for neonatal, pediatric, geriatric, and bariatric populations, and the spinal cord-injured patient.
Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society™ Core Curriculum: Wound Management is essential for nursing students in wound care programs; nurses involved in wound care; nurses in gastroenterology, urology, and surgical nursing; graduate nursing students; those seeking WOC certification or recertification; and nursing faculty.
Also available as an e-book at other major retailers
8.375 x 10.875
Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society® Core Curriculum
September 9, 2015
About The Author(s)
Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society®
Dorothy B. Doughty MN, RN, CWOCN, FAAN
WOC Nurse Clinician Emory University Hospital Atlanta, Georgia
Laurie L. McNichol MSN, RN, GNP, CWOCN, CWON
Laurie L. McNichol, MSN, RN, GNP, CWOCN, CWON-AP Clinical Nurse Specialist and WOC Nurse Cone Health Greensboro, North Carolina
Each chapter begins with: 1) Learning objectives 2) Topic outline 3) Clinical pearls throughout 4) Multiple choice review questions at the end
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