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WOCN Society® Core Curriculum: Wound Management

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This volume in the newCore Curriculumseries from the WOCN® Society coversWound Management, and is the crucial text for nurses practicing or studying wound care. It offers pathology and physiology basics in easy-to-grasp terms, while providing expert guidance on patient management. The perfect study guide for the wound, ostomy and continence (WOC) certification exams, it also provides step-by-step direction on essential nursing procedures.

Let this evidence-based guide lead you through all of the vital WOC nursing topics…

  • Official guide for students in Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing Education Programs.
  • Easy-to-follow format offers you easy-to-remember definitions for vital topics, including:
    • Skin anatomy and physiology
    • Physiology of wound healing
    • Principles of wound assessment and management
    • Nutritional assessment and support
  • Step-by-step instruction leads you through care planning and delivery, including oncology-related skin and wound care, and palliative care
  • End-of-chapter Q&As help you remember all vital points
  • Clinical pearls highlight important takeaways
  • Numerous full-color photos, diagrams, and tables aid understanding of vital topics
  • Practical directions cover:
    • Wound cleansing and dressing selection
    • Skin and soft tissue injury caused by mechanical factors
    • Pressure ulcer prevention
    • Venous, arterial, and neuropathic wounds
    • Wounds due to lower-extremity arterial disease and neuropathic disease
    • Surgical wounds
    • Management of patients with percutaneous tubes; fistula management
    • Skin and wound care for neonatal, pediatric, geriatric, and bariatric populations, and the spinal cord-injured patient
  • Each chapter includes:
    • Learning objectives
    • Topic outline
    • Clinical pearls throughout
    • Multiple choice review questions at the end
  • Essential for nursing students in wound care programs; nurses involved in wound care; nurses in gastroenterology, urology, and surgical nursing; graduate nursing students; those seeking WOC certification or recertification; and nursing faculty.
  • ISBN/ISSN:9781451194401
  • Product Format:Softbound
  • Trim Size:8.375" x 10.875"
  • Pages:496
  • Pub Date:September 07, 2015

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