Romanelli, M., Clark, M., Cherry, G.W., Colin, D., Defloor, T. (Eds.)
2006, VIII, 224p. 52 illus., 34 illus. in color.
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Science and Practice of Pressure Ulcer Management establishes the clinical and scientific basis behind effective pressure ulcer management. Essential reading for dermatology clinicians and vascular surgeons, and having been developed under the auspices of EPUAP (European Pressure Ulcer Advisery Panel), this text is the primary reference for pressure ulcers from diagnosis and prevention to management and treatment options. Dermatology nursing and clinic staff, as well as interns, gain important insight from reading this book. The contributing authors are all experts in the management of pressure ulcers and will provide a valuable clinical compendium for this difficult area of medicine. Numerous detailed illustrations, many in color, and tables are included to enhance the text.
Scale of the Problem.- Quality of Life.- Recent Advances in Pressure Ulcer Research.- Etiology and Risk Factors.- Pressure Ulcer Classification.- Risk Assessment.- Equipment Selection.- Pressure Ulcer Prevention and Repositioning.- Skin Care.- Nutrition: A New European Guideline.- Clinical and Instrumental Assessment.- Wound Bed Preparation.- Conservative Management of Pressure Ulcers.- Surgical Management of Pressure Ulcers.- Debridement of Pressure Ulcers.- The Role of Bacteria.- Litigation.- The Development, Dissemination, and Use of Pressure Ulcer Guidelines.- Developing a Research Agenda.- The European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel.- Prevention and Management in the Developing World.- Innovation in Pressure Ulcer Prevention and Management.