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Fast Facts for Wound Care Nursing
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.
Table of Contents
Section I-Assessment, Measurement, and Documentation
1. Attacking the Basics: Know what Fuels a Wound and Understand the Outcome Goal 2. Understanding Wound Etiology 3. Assessing and Documenting Wounds 4. Debriding Wounds 5. Documenting and Photographing Wounds
Section II-Defining the Spectrum of Simple to Complex Wounds
6. Skin Injuries 7. Common Chronic Wounds 8. Complex Wounds 9. Recognizing Atypical Wounds
Section III-Wound Care Treatment and Protocols
10. Understanding Wound Care Guidelines and Protocols 11. Selecting the Correct Dressings for Optimal Wound Care 12. Using Adjunctive Therapies 13. Caring for Ostomies and Fistulas 14. The Promotion of Skin Care Integrity 15. Selecting Optimal Support Surfaces and Equipment for Patient Positioning
Section IV-Legal Aspects and Regulations
16. Qualifications and Certifications for Specializing in Wound Care 17. Awareness of Your Facility's Reputation: Certification and Accreditation 18. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Healthcare's Common Procedure Coding System: Guidelines and Reimbursement
Appendix: Description of Skin Lesions
References and Additional Readings
Product Code: 124250
Authors: S. Kifer
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