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Author Woods, Mary, 1957-

Title Lymphoedema care / Mary Woods
Published Oxford ; Malden, MA : Blackwell Pub., 2007
Online access available from:
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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 184 pages) : illustrations
Contents What is lymphoedema? -- Risk factors for the development of secondary lymphoedema -- Educating the patient at risk of lymphoedema -- Identifying secondary lymphoedema -- A framework for the assessment of a patient with lymphoedema -- Care of the skin -- Movement and exercise -- Lymphatic drainage -- The role of compression therapy in the management of lymphoedema -- Additional treatments used in the management of lymphoedema -- Living with lymphoedema -- Complications of lymphoedema
Summary Lymphoedema is managed most successfully when advice and treatment are provided at an early stage of its development. This book provides all the necessary knowledge and the skills required to identify risk factors for the development of the disease and to equip the health care professional in providing the best advice to the patient. As well as examining the physical signs and symptoms of lymphoedema, the book explores the different types of lymphoedema and reasons for its development. It includes a framework for the assessment of the person with lymphoedema, addresses skin care, compression, and the role of exercise and movement in lymphoedema management. It also examines potential complications of the condition and possible effects upon a patient8217;s lifestyle. Lymphoedema Care is an invaluable resource for students, nurses and other health professionals wishing to understand more about lymphoedema. 8226; Promotes care of the 8216;at risk8217; limb in order to minimise problematic swelling 8226; Enables nurses to identify complications and recognise the need for referral 8226; Includes case studies
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (page 177) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Lymphedema -- Treatment.
Lymphedema -- therapy.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0470691433 (electronic bk.)
9780470691434 (electronic bk.)
(paperback; alk. paper)
(paperback; alk. paper)