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

Author: Zelia Ann Kifer
Publisher: New York : Springer Pub. Co., ©2012.
Series: Fast facts
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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
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Kifer, Zelia Ann.
Fast facts for wound care nursing.
New York, NY : Springer Pub., ©2012
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Zelia Ann Kifer
ISBN: 9780826107756 0826107753 9780826107763 0826107761
OCLC Number: 663951674
Description: xiv, 286 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 20 cm
Contents: 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.
Series Title: Fast facts
Responsibility: Zelia Ann Kifer.

Abstract:

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.

Organizes and simplifies a vast amount of wound care information into compact, user-friendly format.

Addresses wound care assessment, protocol, and treatment of the spectrum of wounds from simple to complex for all levels of practitioners.

Encompasses new healing technologies and information regarding-difficult-to-heal wounds.

Presents comprehensive wound care algorithms, dressings, debridement procedures, ostomy care, optimal surface and equipment for wound patients, and adjunctive therapies --Book Jacket.

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