Clinical Guide to Skin and Wound Care
Quickly learn the pros and cons of hundreds of wound care products and expert nursing care throughout the entire healing process with the BRAND NEW edition of Clinical Guide to Skin and Wound Care. You’ll carry this compact, sensibly organized guide to…• choose the correct dressing for each wound type• know when to change to a different dressing as healing progresses• properly illustrate wound healing in your documentation• benchmark outcomes.and more. You’ll accurately assess, plan, and monitor wound care using the most current, best nursing practices.This useful resource will help both clinicians and institutions deliver wound care that's both appropriate for patient needs and cost-effective for the institution. Featuring important new information on documentation regulations, including helpful checklists, and offering take-away highlights in every chapter, this useful resource also provides new content on lymphedema management guidelines, negative pressure wound therapy, and capturing data using today's media capabilities. Part 1 covers the fundamentals of skin and wound care, including assessment, treatment, prevention, nutrition, and documentation. From identifying patients at risk for wounds to achieving compliance for self-care, this is the companion you’ll rely on day after day. You’ll gain a deeper understanding of chronic wounds, accurately interpret lab values and adapt your care, develop a proper skin and wound care formulary, expertly manage tissue load, and understand and apply the wound care regulatory process. Part 2 offers profiles and photos of hundreds of skin and wound care products, all categorized and alphabetized for easy reference. You’ll find a wealth of NEW advice on the skin care products you use most, including cleansers, moisture barriers, antifungal and antimicrobial treatments, therapeutic moisturizers, liquid skin protectants, and others. The Seventh edition of Clinical Guide to Skin and Wound Care also includes a full-color wound photo section, wound checklists, and much more.