Comprehensive Wound Management

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2009-12-30
  • Publisher: Slack Incorporated

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Take your wound management and treatment skills to the next level withComprehensive Wound Management, Second Edition. Both physical therapy students and practicing clinicians of varying wound experience will be well prepared to identify and treat a variety of wounds beyond those covered in traditional textbooks such as pressure, neuropathic, venous, and arterial ulcers. Comprehensive Wound Management, Second Editionby Dr. Glenn Irion is a unique text that covers the spectrum of acute and chronic wounds. This encompassing text includes full color images, as well as chapter discussions on each type of intervention, prevention strategies and administrative concerns that impact the delivery of wound management services. Features: bull; Full-color images of wound types and interventions bull; Photographic descriptions of wound management bull; Line drawings illustrate and reinforce key concepts bull; Follows the principles of the Guide to Physical Therapist Practice bull; Follows the International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health. bull; Based on the Guide for Integumentary/Wound Management Content in Professional Physical Therapist Education developed by American Physical Therapy Associationrs"s Section on Clinical Electrophysiology and Wound Management. Along with providing key information on all aspects of wound management, this updated second edition, references the need to not only examine the wound but the patient as well, so that successful clinical judgments and developing effective treatment plans can be made. Everything you wanted to know about wound management: bull; Normal skin anatomy and physiology bull; Causes of wounds bull; Normal and abnormal healing bull; Clinical decision making bull; Interventions bull; Administrative issues that impact wound management practice Comprehensive Wound Management, Second Editionis an invaluable text that should be in the hands of all physical therapy students and clinicians, certified wound specialists, rehabilitation professionals, and any health care provider who is managing the treatment of wounds.

Author Biography

 Dr. Irion is certified as a Wound Specialist through the American Academy of Wound Management and is Associate Professor at the University of South Alabama where he teaches integumentary, cardiovascular and pulmonary, and basic physical therapy skills. He practices wound management at Mobile Infirmary Medical Center. The author received a PhD in Physiology at Temple University School of Medicine and furthered his research skills during postdoctoral fellowships at the Medical College of Virginia (Virginia Commonwealth University) and the University of Cincinnati/Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. He is the author of more than 40 research articles, and co-editor with his wife, Jean, of Women’s Health in Physical Therapy.

Table of Contents

About the Author
Basic Science
Anatomy and Physiology of Skin
Normal Wound Healing
Abnormal Wound Healing
The Patient
History Taking and Tests and Measures
Physical Examination
The Wound
Etiologies of Common Wounds
Assessing Wounds
Infection Control
Pain Control
Wound Bed Preparation
Scar Management
Adjunct Interventions
Thermal Injuries
Special Cases
Nonpatient Interventions
Plan of Care
Regulations, Reimbursement, Psychosocial Issues
Appendix: Wound Care Resources
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