Pressure Ulcers in the Aging Population: A Guide for Clinicians

Author: David R. Thomas


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  • ISBN: 9781627036993
  • Author: David R. Thomas
  • Publ Date: 2013-11-22
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  • Pages: 272
  • Imprint: HUMANA PRESS *#
  • Status: ACT
  • ID - 207341

Table of Contents :

1) The Biology Wound Healing...Gregory Compton & David Thomas 2) Incidence and Prevalence of Pressure Ulcers...Dan Berlowitz 3) Prevention of Pressure Ulcers... Ted Johnson and Kim House 4) Assessment and Documentation of Pressure Ulcers...Jan Kotter & Kathrin Raeder 5) General Principles of Pressure Ulcer Treatment...David R. Thomas, MD 6) Local Principles of Pressure Ulcer Treatment...David R. Thomas, MD 7) Surgical Management of Pressure Ulcers...Dean P. Kane, MD 8) The Role of Nutrition in Prevention and Treatment of Pressure Ulcers...David R. Thomas, MD 9) Assessment and Management of Wound Colonization and Infection in Pressure Ulcers...Gregory Compton 10) Palliative Wound Care and Treatment at End of Life...Kevin Woo, lead with Diane Krasner, Gary Sibbald 11) Quality of Care...Barbara Bates-Jensen PhD, RN, FAAN & Janet Cheng, RN, MSN, MPH Afterward: Legal Aspects of Pressure Ulcer Care...Gregory A. Compton


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.


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)


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