Clinical Guide To Skin And Wound Care: Skin and Wound Care by Cathy Thomas HessClinical Guide To Skin And Wound Care: Skin and Wound Care by Cathy Thomas Hess

Clinical Guide To Skin And Wound Care: Skin and Wound Care

byCathy Thomas HessEditorCathy Thomas Hess

Spiral Bound | June 9, 2012

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Accelerate your skin and wound care with theClinical Guide to Skin and Wound Care, Seventh Edition.

This compact and sensibly organized guide is vital to providing optimal care. Look forward to:

• Updated advice on skin care products helps you make the right choices.

• Current documentation regulations, so that you can properly illustrate wound healing.

• New chapters on lymphedema and best practices.
• Profiles of more than 300 products, in A to Z organization for easy identification.

• Benchmark outcomes help you take your care to the next level... 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 ofClinical Guide to Skin and Wound Carealso includes a full-color wound photo section, wound checklists, and much more.

Title:Clinical Guide To Skin And Wound Care: Skin and Wound CareFormat:Spiral BoundDimensions:624 pages, 8 × 5 × 1 inPublished:June 9, 2012Publisher:Wolters KluwerLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1609136799

ISBN - 13:9781609136796

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Table of Contents



Part I: Mastering skin and wound care

Chapter 1Skin care and wound prevention strategies

Chapter 2Assessing documenting chronic wounds

Chapter 3Understanding and managing chronic wounds

Chapter 4Best practices for managing the effects of lymphedema

Chapter 5Laboratory values in chronic wound management

Chapter 6Harnessing technology: EMR checklists and operational compliance

Part II: Skin and wound care products

Skin care products

Dressings and devices





Contact layers




Negative pressure wound therapy

Specialty absorptives

Surgical supplies, miscellaneous

Transparent films

Wound fillers

Other products


Part 3: Additional dressings and products


Manufacturer resource guide

Selected references