Clinical Guide to Skin and Wound Care
Clinical Guide to Skin and Wound Care Clinical Guide to Skin and Wound Care

Clinical Guide to Skin and Wound Care

Publication Date: June 01, 2012
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ISBN/ISSN: 9781609136796
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Accelerate your skin and wound care with the Clinical Guide to Skin and Wound Care, Seventh Edition.

This compact and sensibly organized guide is vital to providing optimal care. Look forward to:

• Updated advice on skin care products helps you make the right choices.

• Current documentation regulations, so that you can properly illustrate wound healing.

• New chapters on lymphedema and best practices.
• Profiles of more than 300 products, in A to Z organization for easy identification.

• Benchmark outcomes help you take your care to the next level... and more.


You’ll accurately assess, plan, and monitor wound care using the most current, best nursing practices.

This useful resource will help both clinicians and institutions deliver wound care that's both appropriate for patient needs and cost-effective for the institution.


Featuring important new information on documentation regulations, including helpful checklists, and offering take-away highlights in every chapter, this useful resource also provides new content on lymphedema management guidelines, negative pressure wound therapy, and capturing data using today's media capabilities.


Part 1 covers the fundamentals of skin and wound care, including assessment, treatment, prevention, nutrition, and documentation.  From identifying patients at risk for wounds to achieving compliance for self-care, this is the companion you’ll rely on day after day. You’ll gain a deeper understanding of chronic wounds, accurately interpret lab values and adapt your care, develop a proper skin and wound care formulary, expertly manage tissue load, and understand and apply the wound care regulatory process.


Part 2 offers profiles and photos of hundreds of skin and wound care products, all categorized and alphabetized for easy reference.  You’ll find a wealth of NEW advice on the skin care products you use most, including cleansers, moisture barriers, antifungal and antimicrobial treatments, therapeutic moisturizers, liquid skin protectants, and others.



The Seventh edition of Clinical Guide to Skin and Wound Care also includes a full-color wound photo section, wound checklists, and much more.

  • NEW: Important new content on documentation regulations
  • NEW: Chapter on lymphedema featuring best practices
  • NEW: Checklists chapter
  • Profiles of more than 300 products in alphabetical organization


Cathy Thomas Hess RN, BSN, CWOCN
President & Director, Clinical OperationsWound Care Strategies, Inc.

Edition: 7
ISBN/ISSN: 9781609136796
Product Format: Hardcover Spiralbound
Trim Size: 5 x 8
Pages: 624
Pub Date: June 01, 2012
Weight: 1.65





Part I: Mastering skin and wound care

Chapter 1        Skin care and wound prevention strategies

Chapter 2        Assessing documenting chronic wounds

Chapter 3        Understanding and managing chronic wounds

Chapter 4        Best practices for managing the effects of lymphedema

Chapter 5        Laboratory values in chronic wound management

Chapter 6        Harnessing technology: EMR checklists and operational compliance


Part II: Skin and wound care products

Skin care products

Dressings and devices





            Contact layers




            Negative pressure wound therapy

            Specialty absorptives

            Surgical supplies, miscellaneous

            Transparent films

            Wound fillers

            Other products



Part 3: Additional dressings and products



Manufacturer resource guide

Selected references


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