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This volume in the new Core Curriculum series from WOCN® covers Wound Management, and is the crucial text for nurses practicing or studying wound care. It offers pathology and physiology basics in easy-to-grasp terms, while providing expert guidance on patient management. The perfect study guide for the wound, ostomy and continence (WOC) certification exams, it also provides step-by-step direction on essential nursing procedures. The evidence-based, easy-to-follow format of Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society(tm) Core Curriculum: Wound Management facilitates your comprehension of: o Skin anatomy and physiology o Physiology of wound healing o Principles of wound assessment and management o Nutritional assessment and support. Step-by-step instruction leads you through care planning and delivery, including oncology-related skin and wound care, and palliative care. o End-of-chapter Q&As help you remember all vital points o Clinical pearls highlight important takeaways o Numerous full-color photos, diagrams, and tables aid understanding of vital topics. Practical directions cover: o Wound cleansing and dressing selection o Skin and soft tissue injury caused by mechanical factors o Pressure ulcer prevention o Venous, arterial, and neuropathic wounds o Wounds due to lower-extremity arterial disease and neuropathic disease o Surgical wounds o Management of patients with percutaneous tubes; fistula management o Skin and wound care for neonatal, pediatric, geriatric, and bariatric populations, and the spinal cord-injured patient. Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society(tm) Core Curriculum: Wound Management is essential for nursing students in wound care programs; nurses involved in wound care; nurses in gastroenterology, urology, and surgical nursing; graduate nursing students; those seeking WOC certification or recertification; and nursing faculty.