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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 works as the Nurse Practitioner Wound Management for RDNS SA. Sue has worked in wound management since 1987 and has extensive clinical experience managing a variety of acute and chronic wounds. Sue provides clinical consultancy services, develops and delivers wound management education and is involved in the development of wound management tools, policies and procedures. Sue has been involved in AWMA/Wounds Australia at a national and local level for a number of years. Sue has undertaken clinical research and published and presented locally, nationally and internationally. Sue ha...

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