Wound Management for the Advanced Practitioner by Terry Swanson

Wound Management for the Advanced Practitioner

byTerry Swanson, Margo Asimus, Bill McGuiness

Kobo ebook | November 17, 2014

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Increasingly, wound management is recognised as a specialised area of practice. Advances in wound-care products, surgical interventions, and social-support options create an often bewildering array of knowledge for healthcare practitioners.

This textbook opens with a focus on the core elements of effective wound management: an understanding of how wounds heal and what inhibits wound healing, rigorous assessment, use of outcome measures, evidence-based approaches to practice, and an understanding of how clinical research is done. Key aspects of wound-bed preparation and management - diagnostic investigations, assessment and management of non-viable tissue, infected wounds, dressings and technology, pharmacological therapy, and acute wounds – are then elucidated. Optimal management of commonly-encountered wounds (venous leg ulceration, arterial and mixed arterial-venous ulceration, inflammatory ulcers, pressure injury, and the high-risk foot) and unusual wounds is described. The path to professionalisation of wound management in Australia is charted. The book ends with a list of wound care products (types, properties, uses, distributor-contact details).

The editors of and specialist contributors to this text have aimed to build on the foundations provided by the numerous basic, introductory-level textbooks in the field to provide an authoritative, comprehensive, and up-to-date textbook for wound managers who wish to further develop their knowledge and skills.


About the editors:

Terry Swanson (RN, PGCert (Periop), MHsc (nrsg), NP, Fellow, Australian Wound Management Association, Chair, International Wound Infection Institute, Nursing Representative, AWMA, manages an outpatient clinic and hospital wound service at South West Healthcare in Warrnambool, Victoria.

Margo Asimus (NP, RN, RM, STN, Cert IV Training & Assessment, NPWM), President, Australian Wound Management Association, past President, New South Wales branch, AWMA, provides an advanced wound-management service, Hunter New England region, New South Wales.

Bill McGuiness (Dip T, B Ed., MNS, PhD, RN), Head, School of Nursing and Midwifery, La Trobe University, Director, Alfred Clinical School, former President, Australian Wound Management Association.

Title:Wound Management for the Advanced PractitionerFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:November 17, 2014Publisher:IP CommunicationsLanguage:English

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