Chapter

Wound care

Pat Frakes

in Oxford Handbook of Clinical Skills in Adult Nursing

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print June 2009 | ISBN: 9780199211043
Published online August 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780199597949 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199211043.003.0015

Series: Oxford Medical Handbooks

Wound care

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History-taking - Physical assessment - Measuring wounds - Wound cleaning - Wound debridement using larval therapy - Applying and removing a wound dressing - Choosing a wound dressing - Applying a wound drainage bag - Infiltration of local anaesthetic for wounds - Performing a digital nerve block - Vacuum-assisted wound closure - Wound closure using adhesive tape - Wound closure using tissue adhesive - Wound closure using hair ties - Wound closure using staples or clips - Wound closure using simple interrupted sutures - Removal of clips or staples - Removal of sutures - Assessing pressure areas - Assessing pressure sores

Chapter.  11089 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Clinical Skills

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