Sunday, May 11, 2008

Wound Care

The day-to-day responsibility for wound management is a role usually
undertaken by nurses. It includes assessing the wound, selecting an
appropriate treatment, and evaluating the patients’ progress. In order
to do this effectively the nurse needs to understand the healing
process, recognize the factors which may delay wound healing,
understand how wound healing can be optimized, know how to recognize
complications if they arise and know how to treat them.
This text, specifically written for community nurses, including
practice nurses, provides a picture of wound healing for both acute
and chronic wounds that may be encountered in a community setting. An
overview of the function of the skin and phases of wound healing are
examined prior to looking at the relationship between wound healing
and the patients’ health and lifestyle.
The reference is written in a question-and-answer format, and includes
relevant case studies

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