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Title Science and practice of pressure ulcer management / editor, Marco Romanelli ; coeditors, Michael Clark [and others]
Published London : European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel : Springer, [2006]
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Description 1 online resource (xvi, 214 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations (chiefly color)
Contents Pressure ulcer, the scale of the problem -- Pressure ulcer patients' quality of life from a nurse's perspective -- Recent advances in pressure ulcer research -- Etiology and risk factors -- Pressure ulcer classification -- Risk assessment scales for predicting the risk of developing pressure ulcers -- Equipment selection -- Pressure ulcer prevention and repositioning -- Skin care -- Pressure ulcers and nutrition: a new European guideline -- Clinical and instrumental assessment of pressure ulcers -- Pressure ulcers and wound bed preparation -- Conservative management of pressure ulcers -- Surgical management of pressure ulcers -- Debridement of pressure ulcers -- The role of bacteria in pressure ulcers -- Litigation -- The development, dissemination, and use of pressure ulcer guidelines -- Developing a research agenda -- The European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel: a means of identifying and dealing with a major health problem with a European initiative -- Pressure ulcer prevention and management in the developing world: the developed world must provide leadership -- Innovation in pressure ulcer prevention and management
Summary Science and Practice of Pressure Ulcer Management establishes the clinical and scientific basis behind effective pressure ulcer management. Essential reading for dermatology clinicians and vascular surgeons, and having been developed under the auspices of EPUAP (European Pressure Ulcer Advisery Panel), this text is the primary reference for pressure ulcers from diagnosis and prevention to management and treatment options. Dermatology nursing and clinic staff, as well as interns, gain important insight from reading this book. The contributing authors are all experts in the management of pressure ulcers and will provide a valuable clinical compendium for this difficult area of medicine. Numerous detailed illustrations, many in color, and tables are included to enhance the text
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Bedsores.
Pressure Ulcer.
Pressure Ulcer -- therapy.
Form Electronic book
Author Clark, Michael, Ph. D.
Romanelli, Marco (Dermatologist)
European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel.
ISBN 0071439137 (print)
9780071439138 (print)