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Wound Care at a Glance (At a Glance


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Preface to the second edition vii Acknowledgements viii How to use your textbook ix About the companion website xi Part 1 Anatomy and physiology 1 1 The history of wound care 2 2 Anatomy and physiology of the skin 4 3 Psychological and social aspects of the skin 6 4 Body image 8 5 The skin and ageing 12 Part 2 The normal healing process: acute wounds 15 6 Haemostasis 16 7 Inflammation 18 8 Proliferation (granulation and epithelialisation) 20 9 Maturation 22 10 Factors affecting wound-healing 24 Part 3 The abnormal healing process: chronic wound healing 27 11 The impaired healing process 28 12 Factors affecting wound-healing 30 13 Nutrition and wound-healing 32 14 Incontinence and wounds 34 15 Vascular disease 36 Part 4 Wound management in practice 39 16 Assessment of skin 40 17 Assessment of the patient with a wound 42 18 Classification of wounds 46 19 Legal and ethical aspects of wound care 48 20 Documenting wounds and keeping records 50 21 Evidence based practice 52 22 Treatment options 54 23 Pain management 56 Part 5 Dressing selection 59 24 Principles of wound management I 60 25 Principles of wound management II 61 26 Managing wound exudate: moist wound healing, hydration and maceration 62 27 Generic wound products: mode of action 64 28 Choosing a wound care product 68 29 Use of topical antimicrobials and antibiotics 70 30 Application of lotions, creams, emollients and ointments 74 31 Advanced technologies 76 Part 6 Complexities of wound care 79 32 Pressure redistribution equipment 80 33 Pressure ulcer classification and prevention 82 34 Pressure ulcers 86 35 Venous leg ulcers 88 36 Lymphoedema 90 37 Compression therapy 92 38 Arterial ulcers 94 39 Assessing for arterial disease: ankle-brachial pressure index and toe-brachial pressure index 96 40 Interpreting ABPIs 100 41 Diabetic foot ulcers 102 42 Moisture lesions 106 43 Surgical wounds 108 44 Traumatic wounds 112 45 Burns and scalds 114 46 Atypical wounds 116 47 Wounds in different populations 118 48 Malignant wounds and palliative wound care 120 Glossary 124 References and further reading 126 Index 128

About the Author

Ian Peate, OBE FRCN is Visiting Professor of Nursing, Visiting Senior Clinical Fellow, Editor-in-Chief of the British Journal of Nursing, and Head of School, School of Health Studies, Gibraltar. Melanie Stephens is Senior Lecturer in Adult Nursing at Salford University, Chairman of the University of Salford International Wound Management Committee, and Module Lead for Tissue Viability and Leg Ulcer Management Modules.

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