Pressure Ulcers in the Aging Population, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1627037004
  • ISBN-13: 9781627037006
  • DDC: 616.545
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 233 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2014 | Published/Released July 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2014

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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.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Dedication Page.
1: The Biology of Wound Healing.
2: Incidence and Prevalence of Pressure Ulcers.
3: Prevention of Pressure Ulcers.
4: Assessment and Documentation of Pressure Ulcers.
5: General Principles of Pressure Ulcer Management.
6: Local Wound Treatment in Pressure Ulcer Management.
7: Surgical Management of Pressure Ulcers.
8: The Role of Nutrition in the Management and Prevention of Pressure Ulcers.
9: Assessment and Management of Wound Colonization and Infection in Pressure Ulcers.
10: Palliative Wound Care and Treatment at End of Life.
11: Quality of Care.
12: Legal Aspects of Pressure Ulcer Care.