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Wound Care Essentials: Practice Principles [Paperback]

Sharon Baranoski MSN RN CWOCN APN FAAN , Elizabeth A. Ayello PhD RN ACNS-BC ETN FA
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August 14, 2007 1582554692 978-1582554693 Second

Written by two well-known wound care specialists and an interdisciplinary team of experts, this handbook is essential for all professionals involved in wound care, including nurses, physical therapists, physicians, podiatrists, and long-term care professionals. The book provides practical, comprehensive guidelines for assessment and management of both common and atypical wound problems and covers many topics not sufficiently addressed in other texts, such as sickle cell wounds, amputation, gene therapy, and the specific wound care needs of special populations. Features include more than 100 photographs and illustrations, recurring icons such as Evidence-Based Practice and Practice Points, case studies, and review questions.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 496 pages
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; Second edition (August 14, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1582554692
  • ISBN-13: 978-1582554693
  • Product Dimensions: 0.9 x 5.5 x 9.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #594,270 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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37 of 37 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Foundational text for student or veteran NURSE April 24, 2007
I am a 30 year veteran of nursing working in a major metropolitan hospital. I work in Cardiac ICU and am a Skin Care Resource Nurse as well. In 30 years I have not found a better single source text on wound care anywhere. This is a foundational text for both the inquisitive beginner or the conscientious veteran! It is germane and salient with current BEST PRACTICE. If you are a nurse - you need one! If you are a nurse manager - you need one for your unit! What you are taught about wound care in nursing school, or medical school for that matter, is limited to surgical wounds. Information about other wounds you could fit into a thimble. I just authored a policy on skin tears at my hospital and many of my references for that research and meta-analysis pointed to these two authors, their work and expertise. I am buying a copy for a colleague, an MD.
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25 of 27 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars good resource for caring for patients with wounds March 13, 2006
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Thorough review of wound care, including assessment and treatment options. Many types of wounds covered, from pressure ulcers through atypical wounds. Great color photos. Highly recommend.
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great assist for certification review May 18, 2007
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Great book to use in studying for CWS or other wound care certification exams. Up to date information on wounds, healing and important topics for comprehensive wound management. Well worth its price.

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29 of 35 people found the following review helpful
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This book is authored by two of the most esteemed and respected clinical nursing experts in the field of wound care today. It is absolutely an essential for any nurse involved in wound care. I highlighly recommend it for all clinical nurses and nurse educators.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This is a very complete wound care book April 14, 2010
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We ordered this book for several home care nurses in our company, and it has been a great resource for them. There are lots of pictures, and great descriptions of the types of wounds. There is a large amount of text devoted to treatment of specific wounds as well. I would recommend this to anyone trying to refresh their knowledge of wound care, or to review treatments of specific wounds.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wound Care Essentials --- Excellent Resource Guide April 3, 2008
This is an excellent and up-to-date resource book for anyone interested in wound care evidence based practice. Starting with the list of "Contributors and consultants" who provided content. This is a list of "who's who" in wound care practice. Next I find the chapters well designed with many "practice points" identified. Each chapter ends with a "Show What You Know" section of questions and answers. I have found the references to be extensive and inclusive of recent peer-reviewed publications. This 2nd edition would make a great reference text for any clinical setting.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A great resource. May 17, 2007
Most wound care books that I have read have given a great deal of info on wounds to one degree or another, but this book also gives great insite to the psyco-social issues that our patients and ourselves as health care workers deal with in wound care. I have had patients with painful deep MRSA infeced wounds that I let undress and redress their wounds due to the pain factor. Not only did it make their care easier for me, but easier for them and lowered the amount of pain meds needed prior to Tx. My managers were not to happy with this until I showed them this book, and pointed out that with the right teaching for our patients, not only was there less trama/drama, but wounds healed better, parients learned infection control and were better prepaired to be discharged and safely care for their wounds at home. This book backed up my choice of getting patients involved in their wound care as well as some of my choices it my treatments. My DON was so interested in this book that I lent it to her. Needless to say I have not seen it for some time.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent and in-depth review of wound care October 5, 2008
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this book gave an excellent review of skin A&P, wound care and
prevention and treatment.
photo's were excellent.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Good reference for medical professionals dealing with wounds.
I have suggested this book to others in my field because it is full of good information and nice photos.
Published 22 days ago by Juanita Kimberly
5.0 out of 5 stars perfect
This is just what I needed in my professional job as a visiing nurse and need quick reference ideas for wound healing materials.
Published 9 months ago by rnmarconi
2.0 out of 5 stars Not what I thought it would be.
I thought this book would go into more detail about wound care and treatment from a provider standpoint. Not just discuss in general terms. Read more
Published 11 months ago by Jennifer Holbrook
4.0 out of 5 stars great basic text
I use this in a wound clinic where I work a day or two a week. good basic reference text
Published 14 months ago by scott
3.0 out of 5 stars my order
I had no problems or complaints with the order and have nothing to say at this time. That is all.
Published 14 months ago by Ann Thomas
4.0 out of 5 stars Great
I think this is the foundational book for wound care. I would recommend it to any nurse who is in charge or anytype of wound care despite the setting
Published 18 months ago by cheryl sandquist
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Resource!
This is the book that I studied to pass my CWCN exam on the 1st try. I carry it to work with me every single day.
I work at a Wound Healing Center. Read more
Published on June 16, 2012 by Kindle Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Essential took in my work
I use this expansive book in my daily work with patients and as an educational tool with other nurses. Great detail and photos.
Published on August 21, 2011 by Mary K. Asma
5.0 out of 5 stars Wound Care Essentials: Practice Principles
For nurses interested in more "hands-on" patient care, this book explains in simple lay-man terms but also includes details we would except to find in our text books. Read more
Published on April 19, 2011 by Linda L.
5.0 out of 5 stars Great resource!
Great resource for nurses and nursing students. Good to have up-to-date information regarding wound care management.
Published on February 17, 2010 by Dot RN
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