A Pocket Guide to Clinical Decision Making in Wound Management
Acute wounds, Complex wounds, Infection, Service development and delivery, Wellbeing and concordance | David Gray and Sue Bale (Editors)
This book is designed to provide a pocket reference for practitioners faced with wound management issues.
The initial chapter of thei useful book comprehensively covers the causes of acute and chronic wounds, presenting pathologies related to common wound types. The second chapter offers a guide to progressing the wound through the healing process - wound symptoms frequently being a critical challenge. Chapter 3 explores the management of odour, exudate, pain and bleeding, while the final chapter draws the previous three together, presenting flow diagrams to guide clinical decision-making. The scenarios throughout this chapter illustrate how these flow diagrams can work in practice.
Used in the clinical arena, this text will prove a useful aid when assessing wounds and identifying appropriate treatment/management options.