Wound Management: Principles and Practices eBook, 4th Edition

Betsy Meyers

Wound Management: Principles and Practices eBook, 4th Edition

By Betsy Meyers
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For physical therapy education programs covering wound management; and for clinicians (including PT, PTA, OT, and nursing) involved in treating patients with, or at risk for, open wounds or lymphedema.

A complete practical guide to wound care, for both learners and practitioners

Wound Management: Principles and Practices is the most thorough, up-to-date practical learning resource on wound management for physical therapy students and general practitioners. It’s been cited as the reference text for preparing students to pass the Certified Wound Specialist Certification exam. Opening with the basic science of wounds and wound healing, Myers then presents the nuts and bolts of wound examination and intervention and, finally, detailed information for managing various types of wounds. Integrated case studies prepare students to make sound clinical decisions for holistic care interventions.

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  • The new edition coincides with the Guide to Physical Therapist Practice 3.0.
  • Updated - Information on pressure injuries has been updated to reflect revisions to the staging system of the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel, along with its European and Asian equivalents.
  • Expanded - Information on wound infection and biofilm information has been updated and expanded.
  • Updated - Neuropathic ulcer information, including causal factors, examination, and intervention, has been updated.
  • New - This edition includes new content on the circulation required for tissue healing and changes in the recommendations for compression and surgical interventions based on Ankle-Brachial index measurements.
  • Detailed case studies give students realistic, valuable practice developing wound management plans based on their knowledge of basic science, examinations, and interventions.
  • Examples of effective, concise documentation provide models that students can follow to develop their own patient documentation and ensure that it’s accurate, concise, and usable.
  • Numerous tables, figures, and photographs highlight crucial information and demonstrate the links between concepts and actual patients.
  • New - Dozens of full-colour images of open wounds, procedures, and equipment now appear in each chapter to better illustrate all aspects of evaluating and managing patients with open wounds or integumentary dysfunction.
  • Key terms and chapter objectives begin each chapter, helping students focus their reading and self-study efforts. Checkpoint questions pose clinically relevant questions throughout each chapter so students can check their comprehension before moving ahead.
  • Review questions at the end of each chapter help students gauge their comprehension and build mastery.
Table of contents
  • 1. Integumentary Anatomy
  • 2. Wound Healing
  • 3. Factors Affecting Wound Healing
  • 4. Examination of Patients with Open Wounds
  • 5. Debridement
  • 6. Management of Infection
  • 7. Dressing Selection and Bandaging
  • 8. Biophysical Agents
  • 9. Holistic Management of Patients with Wounds
  • 10. Arterial Insufficiency Ulcers
  • 11. Venous Insufficiency Ulcers
  • 12. Pressure Ulcers
  • 13. Neuropathic Ulcers
  • 14. Burns
  • 15. Lymphedema
  • 16. Miscellaneous Wounds
  • 17. Basic Dermatology
  • Appendices
  • A. Glossary
  • B. Case Studies
  • C. Answers to Checkpoint and Chapter Review Questions
  • D. Total Contact Casting Procedure and Patient Instructions