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Title Pressure ulcers in the aging population : a guide for clinicians / David R. Thomas, Gregory A. Compton, editors
Published New York : Humana Press, 2014
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 233 pages) : illustrations
Series Aging Medicine
Aging medicine.
Contents The Biology of Wound Healing / Gregory A. Compton and David R. Thomas -- Incidence and Prevalence of Pressure Ulcers / Dan Berlowitz -- Prevention of Pressure Ulcers / Kim W. House and Theodore M. Johnson -- Assessment and Documentation of Pressure Ulcers / Jan Kottner and Kathrin Raeder -- General Principles of Pressure Ulcer Management / David R. Thomas -- Local Wound Treatment in Pressure Ulcer Management / David R. Thomas -- Surgical Management of Pressure Ulcers / Dean P. Kane -- The Role of Nutrition in the Management and Prevention of Pressure Ulcers / David R. Thomas -- Assessment and Management of Wound Colonization and Infection in Pressure Ulcers / Gregory A. Compton -- Palliative Wound Care and Treatment at End of Life / Kevin Y. Woo, Diane L. Krasner and R. Gary Sibbald -- Quality of Care / Barbara M. Bates-Jensen and Janet Cheng -- Legal Aspects of Pressure Ulcer Care / Gregory A. Compton
The Biology of Wound Healing -- Incidence and Prevalence of Pressure Ulcers -- Prevention of Pressure Ulcers -- Prevention of Pressure Ulcers -- Assessment and Documentation of Pressure Ulcers -- General Principles of Pressure Ulcer Management -- Local Wound Treatment in Pressure Ulcer Management -- Surgical Management of Pressure Ulcers -- The Role of Nutrition in the Management and Prevention of Pressure Ulcers -- Assessment and Management of Wound Colonization and Infection in Pressure Ulcers -- Palliative Wound Care and Treatment at End of Life -- Quality of Care -- Legal Aspects of Pressure Ulcer Care
Summary 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. Unlike other wound texts on the market, the book addresses the specific issues of wound prevention and management in older individuals. The text emphasizes proper documentation and elements of the team care process. There is up to date information on skin changes at the end of life and the concept of unavoidability. Chapters are written by experts in their fields and include such evolving topics as deep tissue injury and the newer support surface technologies
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (SpringerLink, viewed November 25, 2013)
Subject Bedsores.
Bedsores -- Healing.
Geriatric dermatology.
Pressure Ulcer -- prevention & control.
Pressure Ulcer -- therapy.
Aged.
Form Electronic book
Author Thomas, David R., editor
Compton, Gregory A., editor
LC no. 2013953703
ISBN 9781627037006 (electronic bk.)
1627037004 (electronic bk.)
1627036997
9781627036993