This most complete resource is back in a full-color, thoroughly revised, updated, and significantly expanded 4th Edition that incorporates all of the many scientific and technological advances that are changing the scope of practice in this multidisciplinary field. Learned authors Joseph McCulloch and Luther Kloth have gathered world renown experts in wound management to present a comprehensive text that is evidence based, clinically focused and practical.
Responding to the ever-changing field of wound management, the 4th Edition is far from a simple update; it is virtually a brand-new text. The committed and respected teams of authors and contributors have broadened the scope of this text and expanded it from 14 to 35 chapters.
- Full-color illustrations embedded in chapters that bring to life subtleties in various wounds.
- Expanded evidence-based content to demonstrate the science as well as the art of wound care.
- 25 new chapters addressing contemporary issues, including Topical Agents • Neonatal & Pediatric Issues in Wound Care • Endogenous & Exogenous Electric Field Stimulation • Negative Pressure Wound Therapy • and more!
- Up-to-date coverage of all aspects of wound healing from the basic essentials to advanced methods of evaluation and treatment.
- Self-assessment appendix presenting multiple-choice questions with annotated answers—a perfect study aid for anyone planning to pursue wound certifications.
Table of Contents
I. The Wound Healing Environment
1. Integumentary Anatomy: Skin: The Largest Organ
2. The Wound Healing Process
3. Growth Factors and the Extracellular Matrix in Wound Repair
4. Nutritional Support in Wound Healing
5. Complications in Repair
II. Assessing the Patient
6. The General Evaluation
7. Assessing the Circulatory and Neurological Systems
8. Assessing and Controlling Bioburden
9. The Role of Imaging in Wound Care
10 Identification and Management of Atypical Wounds
III. General Management Principles in Patients with Wounds
11. Wound Bed Preparation/Debridement
12. Dressings and Skin Substitutes
13. Topical Agents
IV. Etiological Considerations in Wound Management
14. Diabetic Foot Ulcerations
15. Diabetes and Wound Care
16. Venous Insufficiency and Ulceration
17. Conservative Management of Arterial Ulceration
18. Lymphedema Complicating Healing
19. Prevention and Treatment of Pressure Ulcers
20. Acute Burn Management
21. Rehabilitation of the Burned Individual
22. Managing Wound-Related Pain
23. Surgical Considerations in Wound Care
24. Surgical Management of the Neuropathic Foot
25. Neonatal and Pediatric Issues in Wound Care
V. Biophysical Technologies for Wound Healing
26. Endogenous and Exogenous Electric Field Stimulation
27. Pulsed Electromagnetic Field and Radio Frequency Stimulation for Bone and Wound Repair
28. Ultrasound For Wound Bed Preparation and Healing
29. Light Therapies
30. Compression Therapy
31. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy
32. Oxygen Therapy: Management of the Hypoxic Wound
33. Documentation for Reimbursement
34. Developing a Clinical Wound Care Program
35. Legal Concepts and Their Impact on Healthcare Providers