Chronic Wounds: Providing Efficient and Effective Treatment

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Chronic Wounds: Providing Efficient and Effective Treatment

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Treat wounds right the first time and avoid infection.

The majority of localized wound infections include both aerobic and anaerobic pathogens, making it challenging to identify and eradicate the causative agent. Chronic Wounds: Providing Efficient and Effective Treatment will assist in identifying this cause, enabling long-term care staff to reduce the guesswork and avoid the trial and error that occurs in treating wounds by effectively and efficiently implementing the appropriate treatment plan from the start.

This book will help you:

  • Identify the contributing pathogen that causes a wound infection
  • Pinpoint the appropriate product to use when treating a wound
  • Provide efficient and effective treatment to prevent further spread of infection
  • Prevent the spread of infection to avoid possible survey citations
  • Implement new, effective wound care and infection control strategies at your facility
  • Learn innovative treatment methods, including the use of honey and biofilms
  • Master your understanding of types of wounds, wound staging, and wound definitions

Table of Contents:

Chapter 1: Overview of Wounds

Chapter 2: Wound Infection, Colonization, Classification of Pathogens

Chapter 3: Introduction to Biofilms

Chapter 4: Using Topical Wound Care Products

Chapter 5: The Clinical Use of Honey

About the Author:

Barbara Acello, MS, RN, is an independent nurse consultant and educator in Denton, Texas. She is a member of the Texas Nurses’ Association, NANDA International, and the American College of Healthcare Administrators, where she was honored with the Educator of the Year Award for 2007 and the Journalism Award for 2009. Acello has worked as a director of nursing, administrator, and long-term care facility consultant and educator; she has held numerous corporate-level positions in eight states. Presently, she is involved with freelance consulting, lecturing, and writing. She has written many textbooks, journal articles, and other materials related to acute and long-term care nursing, as well as nursing assistant practice and education. Although she has worked in acute care, emergency room, and EMS, long-term care is her preferred practice setting. She is committed to improving working conditions, education, and professionalism for nurses and nursing assistants in long-term care facilities. She may be contacted at

Published: October 2013