CLINICAL GUIDE SKIN & WOUND CARE This title has been archived.

Author: Cathy Hess, RN, BSN, CWOCN
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Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication Date: 2008
ISBN 10: 1582556881
ISBN 13: 9781582556888
Edition: 6th

Description:

Completely updated for its Sixth Edition, this handbook is the only all-in-one portable guide to skin and wound care, with new chapters on skin care and incontinence, important new information on regulations, and more than 650 dressings, drugs, and other products for every type of wound. Part I provides detailed guidelines on wound care and prevention and related professional and legal issues. Part II features profiles and photographs of over 300 wound care products. Part III contains charts of over 300 additional products. Appendices include assessment tools and multiple treatment algorithms. A manufacturer resource guide with Website listings is included.

Table of Contents

Front Matter

  • ABOUT
  • STAFF
  • CONTRIBUTORS
  • FOREWORD

PART ONE WOUND CARE AND PREVENTION

    SKIN CARE AND WOUND PREVENTION STRATEGIES

    • Skin structure
    • Skin function
    • Skin conditions
    • Establishing a skin care formulary
    • Developing prevention strategies
    • Wound healing

    ASSESSING AND DOCUMENTING CHRONIC WOUNDS

    • Assessment
    • Documentation

    TYPES OF CHRONIC WOUNDS

    • Pressure ulcers
    • Venous ulcers
    • Arterial ulcers
    • Diabetic ulcers
    • Identifying and treating wound infections

    LABORATORY VALUES IN CHRONIC WOUND MANAGEMENT

    • Misdiagnosis
    • Tracking laboratory values
    • Diagnostic tests

    DEVELOPING A SKIN AND WOUND CARE FORMULARY

    • Perform a needs assessment
    • Develop an operational formulary
    • Develop a skin and wound care product formulary
    • Develop educational and competency validation pathways
    • Identify levels of practicing professionals
    • Develop patient educational pathways
    • Incorporate the process steps into your practice

    TISSUE LOAD MANAGEMENT

    • Tissue load management modalities

    WOUND CARE AND THE REGULATORY PROCESS

    • Process is essential
    • Policies and procedures
    • Ongoing education and training
    • Internal auditing
    • External auditing
    • Medicare, Medicaid, and third-party payer standards
    • Focus on skin and wound care
    • The medical record

PART TWO SKIN AND WOUND CARE PRODUCTS

    OVERVIEW

      SKIN CARE PRODUCTS

      • Overview
      • HCPCS code overview

      DRESSINGS AND DEVICES

      • Overview
      • HCPCS code overview
      • Alginates
      • Antimicrobials
      • Collagens
      • Composites
      • Contact layers
      • Foams
      • Hydrocolloids
      • Hydrogels
      • Specialty absorptives
      • Surgical supplies, miscellaneous
      • Transparent films
      • Wound fillers
      • Other products
      • Drugs

    PART THREE ADDITIONAL DRESSINGS AND PRODUCTS

      OVERVIEW

      • Abdominal dressing holders or binders
      • Compression bandage systems
      • Conforming bandages
      • Elastic bandage rolls
      • Gauze, impregnated with other than water, normal saline, or hydrogel, without adhesive border
      • Gauze, impregnated with water or normal saline, without adhesive border
      • Gauze, nonimpregnated, with adhesive border
      • Gauze, nonimpregnated, without adhesive border
      • Tapes
      • Wound cleansers

    APPENDICES

      APPENDIX A BODY MASS INDEX

      APPENDIX B WAGNER ULCER GRADE CLASSIFICATION

      APPENDIX C BRADEN SCALE

      APPENDIX D TREATMENT ALGORITHM FOR PRESSURE ULCERS

      APPENDIX E TREATMENT ALGORITHM FOR ARTERIAL ULCERS

      APPENDIX F TREATMENT ALGORITHM FOR VENOUS ULCERS

      APPENDIX G TREATMENT ALGORITHM FOR DIABETIC ULCERS

      APPENDIX H TREATMENT ALGORITHM FOR DIABETIC ULCER WOUND CARE

      APPENDIX I LABORATORY TESTS TO RULE OUT ATYPICAL CAUSES OF LEG ULCERS

      APPENDIX J ANKLE-BRACHIAL INDEX USE IN PATIENTS WITH DIABETES

    MANUFACTURER RESOURCE GUIDE

      Plates

      • Pressure ulcers
      • Wound healing by primary, secondary, or tertiary intention
      • Lower leg and foot wounds
      • Wound types
      • Wound tissue types
      • Skin conditions
      • Measuring wounds

      SELECTED REFERENCES