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  • Description
    Awarded first place in the ‘2016 AJN Book of the Year Award’ in the Medical Surgical Nursing category.
    The newly expanded and updated Wound Care Essentials: Practice Principles, 4th edition is 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 …

    · NEW more than 350 full-color photos and illustrations
    · NEW content 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
    · NEW chapter featuring 36 photos of wounds with test questions, offering:
    o An essential visual aid for students
    o Crucial training aid for staff at wound centers and in every health care setting
    o Vital preparation for Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurse (WOCN) certification exam
    · Step-by-step directions and guidance on 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 Guidelines
    o Pre-Chapter Objectives; Post-Chapter Summaries
    o Practice Point boxes
    o Show What You Know - Chapter review questions (with answers at end of book)
    o Patient Teaching boxes
  • Specs
    Product Format
    Trim Size
    8.375 x 10.875
    Publication Date
    September 10, 2015
  • Sharon Baranoski MSN, RN, CWCN, APN-CCRN,
    Sharon Baranoski, MSN, RN, CWCN, APN-CCRN, MAPWCA, FAAN
    Wound Care Dynamics, Inc.
    Nurse Consultant Services
    Shorewood, Illinois

    Symposium Director
    Clinical Symposium on Advances in Skin & Wound Care

    Editorial Advisory Board
    Advances in Skin & Wound Care

    Nursing Advisory Board
    Rasmussen College
    Romeoville/Joliet, Illinois

    Council of Regents & Nursing Advisory Board
    Lewis University 
    Romeoville, Illinois
    Elizabeth A. Ayello PhD, RN, ACNS-BC, CWON
    Elizabeth A. Ayello, PhD, RN, ACNS-BC, CWON, MAPWCA, FAAN
    Excelsior College School of Nursing
    Albany, New York

    Clinical Associate Editor
    Advances in Skin & Wound Care

    Executive Editor Emeritus
    Journal of the World Council of Enterostomal Therapists (WCET)

    Senior Advisor
    The John A. Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing

    Ayello, Harris & Associates, Inc.
    New York, New York 
  • Table of contents

    Part I. Wound Care Concepts

    1 Quality of Life and Chronic Wound Care 1
    Kevin Y. Woo, Elizabeth Van Den Kerkhof, and Carolina Jimenez
    2 Reimbursement Regulations Impacting Wound Care 16
    Dan R. Berlowitz, Marcia Nusgart, and Karen Ravitz
    3 Legal Aspects of Wound Care 34
    Steven P. Knowlton and Gregory Brown
    4 Skin: An Essential Organ 52
    Sharon Baranoski, Elizabeth A. Ayello, Jeffrey M. Levine, Kimberly LeBlanc,
    and Marjana Tomic-Canic
    5 Acute and Chronic Wound Healing 82
    Samantha Holloway, Keith Harding, Joyce K. Stechmiller, and Gregory Schultz
    6 Wound Assessment 99
    Sharon Baranoski, Elizabeth A. Ayello, and Diane K. Langemo
    7 Bioburden Infection 121
    Nancy A. Stotts
    8 Wound Debridement 149
    Elizabeth A. Ayello, R. Gary Sibbald, and Sharon Baranoski
    9 Wound Treatment Options 171
    Jeffrey A. Niezgoda, Sharon Baranoski, Elizabeth A. Ayello, Andrea McIntosh,
    Linda Montoya, and Pamela Scarborough
    10 Nutrition and Wound Care 227
    Mary Ellen Posthauer and Becky Dorner
    11 Pressure Redistribution: Seating, Positioning, and Support Surfaces 251
    David M. Brienza, Karen Zulkowski, Stephen Sprigle, and Mary Jo Geyer
    12 Pain Management and Wounds 281
    Linda E. Dallam, Elizabeth A. Ayello, Kevin Y. Woo, and R. Gary Sibbald
    Wound Care Concepts I P A R T
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    II Wound Classifications
    and Management Strategies
    P A R T
    13 Pressure Ulcers 309
    Elizabeth A. Ayello, Sharon Baranoski, Janet E. Cuddigan, and Wendy S. Harris
    14 Venous Disease and Lymphedema Management 340
    Venous Disease
    Mary Y. Sieggreen and Ronald A. Kline
    Caroline E. Fife, Mary Y. Sieggreen, and Ronald A. Kline
    15 Arterial Ulcers 376
    Mary Y. Sieggreen, Ronald A. Kline, R. Gary Sibbald, and Gregory Ralph Weir
    16 Diabetic Foot Ulcers 398
    Suzanne van Asten, Paul Kim, Javier La Fontaine, and Lawrence A. Lavery
    17 Sickle Cell Ulcers 429
    Terry Treadwell
    18 Surgical Reconstruction of Wounds 441
    Joyce M. Black and Jonathan S. Black
    19 Tube, Drain, and Fistula Management 458
    Linda J. Stricker and Paula Erwin Toth
    20 Atypical Wounds 472
    Freya Van Driessche and Robert S. Kirsner
    21 Wounds in Special Populations 493
    Spinal Cord Injury Population
    Susan L. Garber
    HIV/AIDS Population
    Carl A. Kirton
    Bariatric Population
    Susan Gallagher and Sharon Baranoski
    22 Pressure Ulcers in Neonatal and Pediatric Populations 528
    Sandy Quigley
    23 Palliative Wound Care 543
    Diane K. Langemo
    24 Wound Photo Gallery Questions 562
    Sharon Baranoski and Elizabeth A. Ayello
    Appendix 569
    Index 579
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