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Arm Your Shelves: Wound care

In the ongoing search for worthwhile reads, don’t forget the following page-turners about our Special Edition topic of Wound Care and Perioperative Practice.

Psychology of Wounds and Wound Care in Clinical Practice


Springer International Publishing

The book, co-authored by Dominic Upton and Penney Upton, PhD, addresses the psychological impact of wounds and wound treatment and includes practical clinical guidelines for treating the patient based on contemporary research. It is geared toward general practitioners, surgeons, physicians, nurses, professors and researchers in the field. Tissue viability nurses will find the book especially helpful, according to the publisher. Chapters focus on the psychosocial consequences of wounds, quality of life, wound types, treatment and support from friends and family as well as social outlets. In the book, the authors state that treatment of wound care in the 21st century is beginning to include psychological aspects, which is important to patient care. They present new research related to clinical practice involving the well-being of patients requiring wound care. Dominic Upton, associate dean at the University of Canberra, Australia, has written 29 books and was awarded the JWC prize in 2012 for improving the patient experience in wound care, for his innovative research in how better psychological care can help patients with wounds heal. Penney Upton’s research includes evidence-based practice, health behaviors and quality of life issues. She is a learning, teaching and assessment lead for the Institute of Health and Society, University of Worcester, U.K.


2016 Guidelines for Perioperative Practice

Association of periOperative Registered Nurses

This resource book published by AORN, contains 32 evidence-based guidelines for perioperative and invasive procedures. Implementing these guidelines is critical to patient and staff safety as well as securing insurance reimbursements, according to AORN. The 2016 edition features extensively revised and new guidelines for autologous tissue management, care of the patient receiving local anesthesia, cleaning and care of surgical instruments, complementary care interventions, preoperative patient skin antisepsis, safe environment of care, specimen management and surgical attire. Ambulatory supplements are included for the guidelines, including medication safety, prevention of retained surgical items, prevention of transmissible infection, radiation safety and safe environment of care. The book is available in paperback, CD, online and in an e-book format.



Wound Care Made Incredibly Easy – Third Edition

Lippincott Williams & Wilkins 2015

Written by nurses and educators, this book was compiled by the publisher to create a guide that uses fun ways to learn and remember the fundamentals and science of wound care. The book employs real-life examples and appropriate humor to engage the reader. Its clinical editor is Patricia A Slachta, PhD, RN, ACNS-BC, CWOCN, who is a member of the Wound Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society. Book topics include skin anatomy and physiology, the stages of wound healing and basic wound care assessment, procedures, monitoring and long-term care of wounds. The book includes illustrations and quizzes at the end of each chapter. It also includes a quick guide to wound care dressings with product and dressing type references, information about the unique wound care needs of pediatric, geriatric and bariatric patients as well as information about patient education in self-care management. Another chapter deals with potential legal and reimbursement issues. The book includes appendices on wound and skin assessment tools and nutrition guidelines for pressure ulcer treatment. An index and glossary are included for quick reference.






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