Aging Medicine

Pressure Ulcers in the Aging Population

A Guide for Clinicians

Editors: Thomas, David, Compton, MD, Gregory (Eds.)

  • Part of the Aging Medicine series
  • A collection of scholarly review articles written by respected active wound care clinicians and teachers
  • Reference for medical and surgical trainees caring for older adults in all settings
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About this book

Medical practitioners receive little, if any, formal training in the prevention, assessment and management of pressure ulcers and other chronic wounds.   Pressure Ulcers in the Aging Population: A Guide for Clinicians is a resource primarily aimed at physicians interested in the fundamentals of wound care.  This book is written for geriatricians, internists, general practitioners, residents and fellows who treat older patients and unlike other texts on the market addresses the specific issues of wound prevention and managment in older individuals.    

 

Pressure Ulcers in the Aging Population: A Guide for Clinicians emphasizes prevention, proper documentation and the team care process which are often overlooked in standard texts.  Chapters are written by experts in their fields and  include such evolving topics as deep tissue injury and the newer support surface technologies.

Reviews

From the reviews:

“This book covers the clinical considerations in treating pressure ulcers in older patients. … It is aimed at students and clinicians of all types -- nursing and medicine at the student or experienced practitioner levels. … This highly practical book outlines the very basics of caring for elderly patients with pressure ulcers.” (Vincent F. Carr, Doody’s Book Reviews, April, 2014)


Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Incidence and Prevalence of Pressure Ulcers

    Dan Berlowitz M.D., M.P.H.

    Pages 19-26

  • Prevention of Pressure Ulcers

    Kim W. House M.D., C.M.D., Theodore M. Johnson M.D., M.P.H.

    Pages 27-45

  • Assessment and Documentation of Pressure Ulcers

    Jan Kottner, Kathrin Raeder

    Pages 47-65

  • General Principles of Pressure Ulcer Management

    David R. Thomas M.D., F.A.C.P., A.G.S.F., G.S.A.F.

    Pages 67-80

  • Local Wound Treatment in Pressure Ulcer Management

    David R. Thomas M.D., F.A.C.P., A.G.S.F., G.S.A.F.

    Pages 81-97

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eBook $44.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-62703-700-6
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $59.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-62703-699-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Pressure Ulcers in the Aging Population
Book Subtitle
A Guide for Clinicians
Editors
  • David Thomas
  • Gregory Compton, MD
Series Title
Aging Medicine
Series Volume
1
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Humana Press
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-62703-700-6
DOI
10.1007/978-1-62703-700-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-62703-699-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4939-6316-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 233
Number of Illustrations and Tables
32 b/w illustrations
Topics