Medical practitioners receive little, if any, formal training in the prevention, assessment and management of pressure ulcers and other chronic wounds. Pressure Ulcers in the Aging Population: A Guide for Clinicians is a resource primarily aimed at physicians interested in the fundamentals of wound care. This book is written for geriatricians, internists, general practitioners, residents and fellows who treat older patients and unlike other texts on the market addresses the specific issues of wound prevention and managment in older individuals.
Pressure Ulcers in the Aging Population: A Guide for Clinicians emphasizes prevention, proper documentation and the team care process which are often overlooked in standard texts. Chapters are written by experts in their fields and include such evolving topics as deep tissue injury and the newer support surface technologies.
Publisher: Humana Press Inc.
Number of pages: 233
Weight: 537 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 16 mm
Edition: 2014 ed.
From the reviews:
"This book covers the clinical considerations in treating pressure ulcers in older patients. ... It is aimed at students and clinicians of all types -- nursing and medicine at the student or experienced practitioner levels. ... This highly practical book outlines the very basics of caring for elderly patients with pressure ulcers." (Vincent F. Carr, Doody's Book Reviews, April, 2014)
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