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    [edited by] Ruth A. Bryant, PhD (candidate), MS, RN, CWOCN, Nurse Scholar in Residence, ... Show More Washington State University and Providence Health Care, WOC Nursing, Sacred Heart Medical Center and Children's Hospital, Spokane, Washington, Denise P. Nix, MS, RN, CWOCN, Nix Consulting, Inc, WOC Nursing Consultant, Minnesota Hospital Association, Minneapolis, Minnesota.
    Section I: Foundations. Principles for practice development to facilitate outcomes and productivity
    Billing, reimbursement, and setting up a clinic
    Anatomy and physiology of skin and soft tissue
    Wound-healing physiology and factors that affect the repair process
    Types of skin damage and differential diagnosis
    Skin and wound inspection and assessment
    Section II: Pressure ulcers. Pressure ulcers: impact, etiology, and classification
    Developing and maintaining a pressure ulcer prevention program
    Support surfaces
    Section III: Lower extremity wounds. Lower extremity assessment
    Arterial ulcers
    Venous ulcers
    Neuropathic wounds: the diabetic wound
    Foot and nail care
    Section IV: Wound bed preparation. Wound infection: diagnosis and management
    Wound debridement
    Principles of wound healing and topical management
    Section V: Biophysical and biologic agents. Cellular- and/or tissue-based products for wounds
    Molecular and cellular regulators
    Negative pressure wound therapy
    Hyperbaric oxygenation
    Electrical stimulation
    Ultraviolet light and ultrasound
    Section VI: Critical cofactors. Wound pain: impact and assessment
    Managing wound pain
    Nutritional assessment and support
    Perfusion and oxygenation
    Eliminating noncompliance
    Section VII: Acute and traumatic wounds. Uncommon wounds and manifestations of intrinsic disease
    Traumatic wounds: bullets, blasts, and vehicle crashes
    Reconstructive surgery
    Surgical wounds and incision care
    Section VIII: Special patient populations. Skin care needs of the obese patient
    Skin care needs of the neonatal and pediatric patient
    Managing wounds in palliative care
    Management of draining wounds and fistulas
    Percutaneous tube management
    Appendix A: Tool examples to support skin and wound care
    Appendix B: Self-assessment exercises.
    Digital Access ClinicalKey Nursing 2016