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Fast facts for wound care nursing : practical wound management in a nutshell

Kifer, Zelia Ann. (Author).

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Kirtland Community College Library RD 94 .K54 2012 30775305526403 General Collection Available -

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  • ISBN: 9780826107756
  • ISBN: 0826107753
  • ISBN: 9780826107763
  • ISBN: 0826107761
  • Physical Description: print
    xiv, 286 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 20 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Springer Pub. Co., ©2012.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 271-276) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Attacking the basics : know what fuels a wound and understand the outcome goal -- Understanding wound etiology -- Assessing and documenting wounds -- Debriding wounds -- Documenting and photographing wounds -- Skin injuries -- Common chronic wounds -- Complex wounds -- Recognizing atypical (uncommon) wounds : vasculitis, calciphylaxis, varicella-zoster virus (VZV) -- Understanding wound care guidelines and protocols -- Selecting the correct dressings for optimal wound care -- Using adjunctive therapies : negative pressure, normothermic therapy, pulsed lavage, hyperbaric oxygen, negative pressure wound treatment lymphatic drainage therapy, (NPWT) [use of woundvac] -- Caring for ostomies and fistulas -- Implementing care to promote skin care integrity -- Selecting the optimal surface and equipment for the patient : positioning devices, seating cushions, and bariatric products -- Qualifications and certifications for specializing in wound care -- Awareness of your facility's reputation : certification and accreditation : Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, American Medical Directors Association (AMDA) guidelines for pressure ulcers; magnet hospital standards -- CMS HCPCS guidelines and reimbursement.
Summary, etc.: Using the concise, compact Fast Facts format, this guide encompasses the multitude of new healing technologies and presents important breakthroughs in understanding why some wounds don't heal. Each chapter builds, step-by-step, on the essential principles of wound care including wound assessment and documentation, the spectrum of wounds from simple to complex, wound treatment guidelines and protocols, and the legal aspects and regulations surrounding wound care. This user-friendly guide organizes the vast amount of information relating to wound care products and eases the complexity of wound management. A Fast Facts in a Nutshell section in each chapter provides quick access to important wound care principles, and bullet-point information and tables enable readers to quickly locate relevant information. This guide will be a useful companion in the day-to-day care of wound patients, reinforcing knowledge needed in all practice settings, including acute care, critical care, long-term care, home care, operating room, and outpatient settings. -- from publisher.
Subject: Wounds and injuries Nursing Handbooks, manuals, etc
Wound healing Handbooks, manuals, etc
Wound Healing
Wounds and Injuries nursing
Genre: Handbooks.
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