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Fast facts about pressure ulcer care for nurses: how to prevent, detect, and resolve them in a nutshell

Fast facts about pressure ulcer care for nurses: how to prevent, detect, and resolve them in a nutshell

Dziedzic, Mary Ellen, author

"This book discusses pressure ulcer risk assessment (including use of the Braden Scale), the incidence and underlying causes of pressure ulcers, planning patient care, equipment for mitigating pressure on susceptible tissues, nutrition, and issues concerning dressings and treatment. It discusses prevention tools that can be used in acute care, long-term facilities, and the home. Evidence-based strategies address the benefits of creating a skin care team, how to create documentation that will facilitate higher reimbursement, and working with outpatients. Nurses studying for Wound Ostomy Continence Nurse certification will find support material regarding identifying, preventing, and resolving pressure ulcers not readily available elsewhere." -- from the publisher

eBook, Electronic resource, Book. English. Electronic books.
Published New York, NY : Springer Publishing Company 2014
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Statement of responsibility: Mary Ellen Dziedzic
ISBN: 0826198953, 9780826198945, 9780826198952
Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Language note: English.
Physical Description: 1 online resource (x, 186 pages) : illustrations
Series: Fast facts
Subject: HEALTH & FITNESS Diseases General.; MEDICAL Internal Medicine.; Bedsores Prevention.; Pressure Ulcer therapy.; Pressure Ulcer nursing.; MEDICAL Evidence-Based Medicine.; MEDICAL Diseases.; Pressure Ulcer prevention & control.; MEDICAL Clinical Medicine.
Series Title: Fast facts.
Local note: eBooks on EBSCOhost EBSCO eBook Nursing Collection


  1. The problem of pressure ulcer occurrence
  2. Anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology of the skin
  3. Risk assessment
  4. Back to basics in skin care and assessment
  5. Pressure ulcer prevention
  6. Nutrition and pressure ulcers
  7. Mobility and pressure ulcers
  8. Go to the mattress : mattresses and specialty beds
  9. What happens when a patient does acquire a pressure ulcer?
  10. Treatment-creating an environment of healing
  11. Debridement of wounds
  12. Creating an environment of skin safety throughout the health care facility.