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Pressure Ulcers and Leg Ulcers

Wound management involves much more than treating the injury; correct management involves caring for the person with a wound. Each person should be treated in a holistic manner that includes the physical, psychological, emotional, and social effects of the wound rather than concentrating upon just the injury in isolation. Correct management is a constantly evolving area of health care, and new treatments are being developed and released every year. To deliver optimal care, nurses must continually update their knowledge and skills, and this chapter explores the use of current, evidence-based protocols and practices necessary for sound wound-management practice in aged care.

Contents include

  • Wound management
  • Pressure ulcers
  • Treatment
  • Leg ulcers
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Nurse Practitioner Wound Management
Sue Templeton is the nurse practitioner: wound management for RDNS SA Ltd. Sue has been involved in wound management since 1987 and has extensive experience in hospital and community sectors, managing individuals with a variety of acute and chronic wounds. Sue is involved with Wounds Australia (formerly AWMA) at both a national and state level and has held several leadership positions. Sue delivers clinical care to individuals with wounds, provides clinical consultancy services, develops and delivers education to health practitioners, develops policies and tools, publishes and presents, and is...

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