The Prevention and Treatment of Pressure Ulcers
Written and edited by a team of experts, this remarkable book offers a unique holistic, client-centered approach and discussion of the very latest trends and issues in pressure ulcers, as well as the general principles of assessment and treatment. It also provides a wealth of user-friendly learning tools, including learning objectives, self-assessment questions, learning activities, key points, and summaries of vital information for each chapter. Need-to-know information is broken down into easy-to-understand tables. THE PREVENTION AND TREATMENT OF PRESSURE ULCERS features full-color artwork throughout and the two-column format aids in learning.Table of Contents
New to This Edition
Written and edited by an international team of expert contributors, each chapter will open with chapter learning objectives and contain self-assessment questions and activities for self-directed learning. Chapters will be fully referenced and contain new colour artwork, tables, key points, assessment, summary and guideline boxes and colour clinical photographs.
- General principles of assessment and treatment, including latest knowledge on wound dressings and nutritional support Exploration of novel treatments such as electroptherapies and ultrasound
- State-of-the-art chapter on surgical management A range of professional issues, such as quality assurance and clinical audit; health economics
- A patient-centred approach, looking at such issues as health-related quality of life, and the principles of involving patients and their carers in care planning and decision making The book will be set apart from others in the field by being holistic and client-centered, making it particularly attractive to nurse educators and undergraduate and postgraduate nurses.
"I would recommend it to all practising professionals whose work involves dealing with individuals at risk of pressure ulcer development it pulls together the many components of pressure ulcer prevention and treatment." Catherine Malone MHM, RN, RM, Nursing Standard Vol 15 No 33, May 2001
book demonstrates a global appreciation of the importance of pressure ulcer management. It is targeted primarily at nurses who are working in primary and secondary care settings, although it is also a valuable source of information for practitioners in any clinical environment ." Heather Newton, RN, Dip PSN, Cert Ed, Clinical Nurse Specialist (Tissue Viability), Journal of Wound Care Vol 10 No 7, July 2001
20 years of literature about pressure ulcers it is good to see all this new knowledge put into context. This is an invaluable resource both for personal use and for teaching." Maureen Benbow, Nursing Times, Vol. 97, No. 9, March 2001
By Moya Morison, BSc, MSc, BA, RGN, Senior Lecturer, University of Abertay, Dundee, Scotland