Fast Facts for Wound Care Nursing: Practical Wound by Zelia Kifer RN BSN CWS

By Zelia Kifer RN BSN CWS


Wound care is arguably the one so much tricky subject in drugs. It has no outlined answer like insulin for the diabetic. . . no effortless procedure that covers all wounds. . . we're so significantly blessed whilst [a wound care professional] like Zelia carves out time to catch a occupation of stories in textual content in order that it may be shared with others. we're indebted to her for making this crucial contribution to the clinician's armament for facing [the] difficult-to-heal wounds in their patients.

Bruce Gibbins, PhD Founder, leader Technical Officer and Chairman of the Board of AcryMed, Inc.
Former school on the college of Otago scientific School

Using the concise, compact speedy Facts layout, this advisor encompasses the multitude of latest therapeutic applied sciences and provides very important breakthroughs in figuring out why a few wounds do not heal. every one bankruptcy builds, step by step, at the crucial rules of wound care together with wound review and documentation, the spectrum of wounds from basic to advanced, wound remedy instructions and protocols, and the felony points and laws surrounding wound care. This easy advisor organizes the great volume of data in relation to wound care items and eases the complexity of wound management.

A Fast evidence in a Nutshell part in each one bankruptcy presents easy accessibility to big wound care ideas, and bullet-point details and tables allow readers to speedy find suitable details. This consultant could be an invaluable spouse within the day by day care of wound sufferers, reinforcing wisdom wanted in all perform settings, together with acute care, severe care, long term care, domestic care, working room, and outpatient settings.

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  • Organizes and simplifies an enormous volume of wound care info right into a compact, undemanding structure
  • Addresses wound care evaluation, protocol, and therapy of the spectrum of wounds from basic to advanced for all degrees of practitioners
  • Encompasses new therapeutic applied sciences and knowledge relating to difficult-to-heal wounds
  • Presents accomplished wound care algorithms, dressings, debridement methods, ostomy care, optimum floor and gear for wound sufferers, and adjunctive cures


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Tunneling: Assess for tunneling, which is a passageway underneath the skin that can extend in any direction through soft tissue and results in dead space and the threat of abscess formation. • Undermining: Evaluate the wound edges for signs of undermining, which is tissue destruction that extends under and along the wound edges. • Fistula: Observe for a fistula, which is an abnormal connection between an organ, vessel, or intestine and another structure. indd Sec1:41 9/20/2011 6:02:23 PM 42 SECTION I ASSESSMENT, MEASUREMENT, AND DOCUMENTATION FAST FACTS in a NUTSHELL Terminology for Documenting the Anatomic Locations of Wounds For Hands Palmar: toward the palm Dorsal: opposite of plantar For Limbs Proximal: toward the center/nearest Distal: away from the center For Feet Plantar: toward the bottom Dorsal: opposite of palmar For Body Medial: toward the middle Dorsal: located near Posterior: the back/ underside Superior: the top/up Anterior: the front/top Inferior: below/down Lateral: toward the side For Trochanter, Ischium, Sacrum, and Coccyx Think of the pelvic girdle’s shape as a butterfly.

Knowing and understanding your products are another way of being your patients’ advocate. FAST FACTS in a NUTSHELL Establish a Wound and Skin Care Product Formulary notebook. Supplies Needed: A notebook with plastic sleeves and alphabet dividers. • For each product, Alphabetically place the product insert, MSDS sheet, the product insert, and studies in a sleeve. This is a good Scavenger Hunt game for new wound care team members to play, as each member should have his or her own such notebook as a learning and teaching tool.

Indd Sec1:21 9/19/2011 2:33:00 PM 22 SECTION I ASSESSMENT, MEASUREMENT, AND DOCUMENTATION with lighter skin pigmentation. It is estimated that keloid scarring occurs in about 10% of men and women. • Treatment Options: Surgery usually stimulates more scar tissue, making more keloids. Often, better options such as foam dressings, silicone gel pads, compression garments, or cortisone shots, may be successful in reducing keloid scars. Contractures Contractures are proliferations of scar tissue and normal tissue that draw up and pull into wounds associated with burns.

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