Leg Ulcer Management (Essential Clinical Skills for Nurses)

Leg Ulcer Management (Essential Clinical Skills for Nurses)

By: Rachael Smithdale (author), Christine Moffatt (author), Ruth Martin (author)Paperback

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Leg Ulcer Management provides a practical and accessible guide for nurses treating patients with leg ulceration. It examines ulcer types and causes of leg ulceration and draws upon international position statements on wound pain, wound bed preparation, wound infection and compression therapy to provide guidelines for effective, evidence-based care and improve concordance in leg ulcer management. Leg Ulcer Management addresses background anatomy and physiology, assessment, pain management, psychological impact and adjunctive therapies. Each chapter includes learning outcomes, procedures and competencies, case studies and clinical scenarios.

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About Author

Christine Moffatt is Professor of Nursing, and Director, Centre for Research and Implementation of Clinical Practice, Thames Valley University, and Nurse Consultant St George's Hospital.

Contents

Ch 1 Introduction. Ch 2 Causes of Leg Ulceration. Ch 3 An assessment framework. Ch 4 Understanding non-invasive vascular assessment. Ch 5 Assessment and management of pain. Ch 6 The psychological impact of leg ulceration. Ch 7 Improving concordance in leg ulcer management. Ch 8 Wound bed preparation. Ch 9 Wound infection. Ch 10 Compression therapy. Ch 11 Venous ulceration. Ch 12 Ischaemic ulceration. Ch 13 Diabetic foot ulceration. Ch 14 Mixed aetiology ulceration. Ch 15 Adjunctive and novel therapies

Product Details

  • publication date: 12/04/2007
  • ISBN13: 9781405134767
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 440
  • ID: 9781405134767
  • weight: 514
  • ISBN10: 1405134763

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