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The market–leading at a Glance series is popular among healthcare students and newly qualified practitioners for its concise and simple approach and excellent illustrations. Each bite–sized chapter is covered in a double–page spread with clear, easy–to–follow diagrams, supported by succinct explanatory text. Covering a wide range of topics, books in the at a Glance series are ideal as introductory texts for teaching, learning and revision, and are useful throughout university and beyond.


Everything you need to know about Wound Care ... at a Glance!


Wound Care at a Glance is the perfect companion for study and revision for nursing and healthcare students from the publishers of the market–leading at a Glance series. Providing an accessible yet comprehensive discussion of key issues, Wound Care at a Glance allows nurses and others to build on their knowledge and understanding of wound care and skin integrity with the overall aim of encouraging safe, effective and patient–centred care. With extensive full colour illustrations throughout, Wound Care at a Glance explores the anatomy and physiology of the skin, acute and chronic wounds, pain management, legal and ethical issues, as well as looking at the various complexities of wound care.


A clear, concise but comprehensive account of wounds


Accompanied by a companion website with self–testing features


Includes full colour artwork throughout


Contains all the information you need to provide safe and effective patient care


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The market–leading at a Glance series is popular among healthcare students and newly qualified practitioners for its concise and simple approach and excellent illustrations. Each bite–sized chapter is covered in a double–page spread with clear, easy–to–follow diagrams, supported by succinct explanatory text. Covering a wide range of topics, books in the at a Glance series are ideal as introductory texts for teaching, learning and revision, and are useful throughout university and beyond.


Everything you need to know about Wound Care ... at a Glance!


Wound Care at a Glance is the perfect companion for study and revision for nursing and healthcare students from the publishers of the market–leading at a Glance series. Providing an accessible yet comprehensive discussion of key issues, Wound Care at a Glance allows nurses and others to build on their knowledge and understanding of wound care and skin integrity with the overall aim of encouraging safe, effective and patient–centred care. With extensive full colour illustrations throughout, Wound Care at a Glance explores the anatomy and physiology of the skin, acute and chronic wounds, pain management, legal and ethical issues, as well as looking at the various complexities of wound care.


A clear, concise but comprehensive account of wounds


Accompanied by a companion website with self–testing features


Includes full colour artwork throughout


Contains all the information you need to provide safe and effective patient care


Contents:

Preface vii


Acknowledgements viii


How to use your textbook ix


About the companion website xi


Part 1 Anatomy and physiology 1


1 The history of wound care 2


2 Anatomy and physiology of the skin 4


3 Psychological and social aspects of the skin 6


4 Body image 8


5 The skin and ageing 10


Part 2 The normal healing process: acute wounds 13


6 Haemostasis 14


7 Inflammation 16


8 Proliferation (granulation and epithelialization) 18


9 Maturation 20


10 Factors affecting wound healing 22


Part 3 The abnormal healing process: chronic wound healing 25


11 The impaired healing process 26


12 Factors affecting wound healing 27


13 Nutrition and wound healing 28


14 Incontinence and wounds 30


15 Vascular disease 32


Part 4 Wound management in practice 35


16 Assessment of skin 36


17 Assessment of the patient with a wound 38


18 Classification of wounds 40


19 Legal and ethical aspects of wound care 42


20 Documenting wounds and keeping records 44


21 Evidence–based practice 46


22 Treatment options 48


23 Pain management 50


Part 5 Dressing selection 53


24 Principles of wound management I 54


25 Principles of wound management II 55


26 Managing wound exudate 56


27 Generic wound products: mode of action 58


28 Choosing a wound care product 60


29 Use of topical antimicrobials and antibiotics 62


30 Application of lotions, creams, emollients and ointments 64


31 Advanced technologies 66


Part 6 Complexities of wound care 69


32 Pressure redistribution equipment 70


33 Pressure ulcer classification and prevention 72


34 Pressure ulcers 74


35 Venous leg ulcers 76


36 Lymphoedema 78


37 Compression therapy 80


38 Arterial ulcers 82


39 Doppler 84


40 Interpreting ABPIs 86


41 Diabetic foot ulcers 88


42 Moisture lesions 90


43 Surgical wounds 92


44 Traumatic wounds 94


45 Burns and scalds 96


46 Atypical wounds 98


47 Wounds in different populations 100


48 Malignant wounds 102


49 Palliative wound care 104


Glossary 105


References and further reading 106


Index 107


PRODUCT DETAILS

ISBN-13: 9781118995556
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Ltd (Wiley–Blackwell)
Publication date: May, 2015
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 216.00 x 273.00 x 7.44

Subcategories: Accident & Emergency Medicine, Nursing