This compact, portable, spiral bound reference explains fundamental wound care principles, details wound care procedures, and describes new wound care products. Coverage includes skin anatomy and physiology, how wounds occur and heal, and factors that can delay or complicate healing. The book describes in detail how to assess wounds, including how to classify, stage, and measure them and how to monitor their status. Close attention is given to assessment and intervention for pressure, vascular, and diabetic foot ulcers and acute wounds. Numerous illustrations complement the text.