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Author Dziedzic, Mary Ellen, author

Title Fast facts about pressure ulcer care for nurses : how to prevent, detect, and resolve them in a nutshell / Mary Ellen Dziedzic
Published New York, NY : Springer Publishing Company, [2014]
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Description 1 online resource (x, 186 pages) : illustrations
Series Fast facts
Fast facts.
Contents Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; Preface; Part I: The Basics of Pressure Ulcers; Chapter 1: The Problem of Pressure Ulcer Occurrence; What is a Pressure Ulcer?; Current Staging Guidelines: NPUAP-EPUAP; Tips for Identification of Pressure Ulcers; The Cost of Pressure Ulcer Care; Chapter 2: Anatomy, Physiology, and Pathophysiology of the Skin; Function of the Skin; Anatomy and Physiology of the Skin; The Basics of Wound Healing; Pathophysiology of Pressure Ulcers; Chapter 3: Risk Assessment; Assessing a Patient's Risk for Pressure Ulcer Development
Chapter 12: Creating an Environment of Skin Safety Throughout the Health Care FacilityMethods for Creating a Safe Environment in Pressure Ulcer Care; Benefits of a Skin Care Team; Prevalence and Incidence Studies: The Importance of Data Collection; The Importance of Nurse Rounding to Patient Safety; Conclusion; Appendices; Appendix I: Elder Abuse Hotlines; Appendix II: Support Surfaces Available and Manufacturers; Appendix III: Chair Surfaces Available and Manufacturers; Appendix IV: Choosing the Appropriate Dressing; Appendix V: E-Resources; References; Index
Chapter 6: Nutrition and Pressure UlcersAssessing Nutritional Status; Nutritional Markers; Nutritional Requirements; Chapter 7: Mobility and Pressure Ulcers; The Effects of Immobility on the Body; The Elderly and Immobility; Mobility Protocols in Critical Care Units; Chapter 8: Go to the Mattress: Mattresses and Specialty Beds; Pressure Reduction Versus Pressure Relief; Payment for Support Surfaces; Choice of Support Surface; Replacement Mattresses; Mattresses/Support Surfaces in the Home; Chair Surfaces; Part III: Pressure Ulcer Treatment
Chapter 9: What Happens when a Patient does Acquire a Pressure Ulcer?Identifying the Cause of a Pressure Ulcer: Is it Truly Pressure?; Wound Assessment and Documentation; Chapter 10: Treatment: Creating an Environment of Healing; The Basics of Choosing the Appropriate Dressing; Types of Dressings; Cleansing a Wound Prior to Dressing Application; Adjunct Therapies; Chapter 11: Debridement of Wounds; When is Debridement of a Wound Appropriate?; Debridement Methods; Photography-to Shoot or not to Shoot? That is the Question; Part IV: Establishing the Environment of Skin Care Safety
The Importance of Identifying Pressure Ulcers Present on AdmissionEnsuring Reimbursement for Ulcer Care; Chapter 4: Back to Basics in Skin Care and Assessment; Applying Nightingale's Philosophy of Health; Interventions to Maintain Health; Skin Assessment; Managing Pressure Points; Assessing the Obese Patient; Outpatients and Pressure Ulcers; Part II: Preventing Pressure Ulcers; Chapter 5: Pressure Ulcer Prevention; Prevention Methodology; Positioning; Proper Lifting Techniques; Moisture-Wicking Pads; Preventing Friction and Shear; Support Surfaces; Basic Skin Care Tools
Summary This Fast Facts will assist with improving outcomes for patients with pressure ulcers and strategies for decreasing pressure ulcer occurrence within a facility. Using the easy to read, quick-access Fast Facts style, the book presents guidelines for assessing, preventing, and treating pressure ulcers, for establishing an ulcer reduction program, and for increasing reimbursement. It includes tips for care in the Fast Facts in a Nutshell feature format. Pressure ulcers can be devastating not only for the patient but those caring for them. Sometimes with even the best of care, pressure ulcers occu
Subject Bedsores -- Prevention.
Pressure Ulcer -- prevention & control.
Pressure Ulcer -- nursing.
Pressure Ulcer -- therapy.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0826198945
0826198953 (electronic bk.)
9780826198952 (electronic bk.)