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Wound Care (4th Ed.)


K. Hess. Springhouse, PA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. (2002). $35.95, 487 pp., (800) 638-3030;


This is the fourth edition of the portable guide to wound care, healing strategies, and wound care products. The text has illustrated profiles of more than 250 products listed by trade name, product category, forms, action, indications, contraindications, application, and removal. Treatment guidelines and algorithms for selecting and using the most appropriate product for any wound are also covered. A strength of this new edition is the expanded coverage of pressure, vascular, and diabetic ulcers; wound-healing fundamentals; importance of nutrition; documentation, legal issues, reimbursement guidelines, evidenced-based standards of practice, and outcomes management. Additionally, payment codes, patient-teaching tips, and CME/CE credits are now included.