Diabetic Foot Ulcers

Oct 10, 2016 by in NURSING Comments Off on Diabetic Foot Ulcers

Paul Kim, DPM, MSJavier La Fontaine, DPM, MSLawrence A. Lavery, DPM, MPH “We gratefully acknowledge the contributions of James B. McGuire, DPM, PT, and Steven R. Kravitz, DPM, for their…

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Pressure Ulcers

Oct 10, 2016 by in NURSING Comments Off on Pressure Ulcers

Sharon Baranoski, MSN, RN, CWCN, APN-CCRN, MAPWCA, FAANJanet E. Cuddigan, PhD, RN, CWCN, FAANWendy S. Harris, RN, BSHS, BSN The contributions of Courtney H. Lyder, ND, GNP, FAAN in previous…

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Skin: An Essential Organ

Oct 10, 2016 by in NURSING Comments Off on Skin: An Essential Organ

Elizabeth A. Ayello, PhD, RN, ACNS-BC, CWON, MAPWCA, FAANJeffrey M. Levine, MD, AGSF, CMD, CWSKimberly LeBlanc, MN, RN, CETN(C)Marjana Tomic-Canic, PhD, RN Objectives After completing this chapter, you’ll be able…

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Wound Gallery

Oct 10, 2016 by in NURSING Comments Off on Wound Gallery

Elizabeth A. Ayello, PhD, RN, ACNS-BC, CWON, MAPWCA, FAAN 1.  What is the most likely diagnosis of this recently debrided ulcer on the plantar surface of the foot? A.  Pressure ulcer B.  Arterial…

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Wounds in Special Populations

Oct 10, 2016 by in NURSING Comments Off on Wounds in Special Populations

Recurrence Rate High rates of pressure ulcer recurrence also have been reported, ranging from 21% to 79% regardless of treatment.16,17 Epidemiological studies have found that 36% to 50% of all…

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Atypical Wounds

Oct 10, 2016 by in NURSING Comments Off on Atypical Wounds

Robert S. Kirsner, MD, PhD Objectives After completing this chapter, you’ll be able to: recognize the importance of identifying atypical wounds explain the need for wound biopsies in determining the…

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Bioburden Infection

Oct 10, 2016 by in NURSING Comments Off on Bioburden Infection

  Practice Point The microbes that inhabit one body site may not be the same as found in another site on the same person. The skin is a mechanical barrier to…

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Wound Debridement

Oct 10, 2016 by in NURSING Comments Off on Wound Debridement

R. Gary Sibbald, BSc, MD, MEd, FRCPC (Med)(Derm), MACP, FAAD, MAPWCASharon Baranoski, MSN, RN, CWCN, APN-CCNS, MAPWCA, FAAN The contribution of Janet E. Cuddigan PhD, RN, CWCN, in previous additions…

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Venous Disease and Lymphedema Management

Oct 10, 2016 by in NURSING Comments Off on Venous Disease and Lymphedema Management

Ronald A. Kline, MD, FACS, FAHA   “Peripheral vascular disease” is a term commonly used in reference to an arterial problem, even though it includes diseases and conditions of the…

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