About the Book
This title is an essential part of any wound care or hyperbaric professional's library. The up-to-date research and information will ensure that the reader is current on all aspects of nursing in the field of hyperbarics and wound care. Hyperbaric Nursing and Wound Care contains chapters devoted to evidence-based practice, performance improvement, methodologies to aid in the improvement of care, research, and much more, rendering it an essential resource for the nurse to examine why a practice occurs. This book provides a foundation for the nurse to critically evaluate research in the field, and examine what is clinically significant. Additionally, the text incorporates the expertise of leading practitioners in the field, sharing their wealth of knowledge and experience.
A few key chapters include:
- Dr. Patrick Kimbrell's "Essentials of Wound Care" chapter, which discusses his approach from a consistent methodology for wound evaluation, enabling the production of shortened healing times.
- Dr. Craig Broussard's "Hyperbaric Oxygen and the Diabetic Lower Extremity Wounds" chapter, which critically examines the management of the diabetic patient and expert nursing practices.
- Dr. Robert Warriner's "Physiology of Hyperbaric Treatment" chapter, which provides a detailed and understandable discussion of this critical aspect of HBO.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Hyperbaric History and the Nursing Evolution
Chapter 2: Physiology of Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment
Chapter 3: Prescribing Hyperbaric Oxygen for Wound Healing: A Question of Time and Pressure
Chapter 4: Make or Buy: A Critical Look at Outsourcing
Chapter 5: Operational Management of Comprehensive Wound and Hyperbaric Centers
Chapter 6: Accreditation and Regulation in Hyperbaric and Wound Centers
Chapter 7: Operational and Safety: Common Elements Shared by Hyperbaric Facilities
Chapter 8: Management of the Critically Ill Patient in the Hyperbaric Setting: Nursing Consideration and Intervention
Chapter 9: Essentials of Wound Care
Chapter 10: Modern Wound Dressings
Chapter 11: Hyperbaric Oxygen and the Diabetic Lower Extremity Wound
Chapter 12: Role of Transcutaneous Oxygen Monitoring for the Chronic Wound Patient
Chapter 13: Assessment and Documentation of the Nursing Process
Chapter 14: Patient Education
Chapter 15: Staffing Competency and Training
Chapter 16: Nursing Research and Evidence-Based Practice
Chapter 17: Performance Improvement
Chapter 18: Legal Implications of Nursing
Appendix 1: Sample Job Description Medical Director Comprehensive Wound Center
Appendix 2: Patient Condition Indicators for Determining Individual Acuity
(Hardcover, 272 pages)