Acute & Chronic Wounds: Current Management Concepts, 5th Edition

Author: Ruth A. Bryant, PhD(candidate), MS, RN, CWOCN, et al.
Publisher: Elsevier
Date Published: 2016
Pages: 578 plus appendices and index
Cover Type: Hard Cover
Expiration Date: 12/31/2021

CCRNs: This course is eligible for new synergy model Category A.

This course meets the 2-hour pain and pain symptom management requirement of the Michigan Board of Nursing.

Acute & Chronic Wounds: Current Management Concepts, 5th Edition, provides the latest diagnostic and treatment guidelines to help clinicians provide evidence-based quality care for patients with wounds. It is designed for nurses who would like to start or develop their careers in wound care and for those who are working towards certification or recertification in this specialized area of nursing.

Maryam Mamou, RN, BSN, CWOCN, Content Expert for this course, selected this title and wrote the quizzes. She describes this text:

"This book deals with wounds across the continuum of care from pediatrics to the geriatric population and also includes special population areas such as bariatric patients and palliative wound care. It delivers state-of-the art wound care. It provides the knowledge that clinicians need to render safe and efficient care that will produce the best patient outcomes. This resource should be a part of every facility's education department, and it is an excellent text to prepare all clinicians in delivering competent wound care."

New to this Edition

  • NEW coverage includes the latest guidelines from WOCN, AAWC, NPUAP, EPUAP, and PPPIA, and the American College of Physicians.
  • New sections cover the prevention and management of biofilm, the new skin tear classification system, MASD and MARCI, CTP terminology and classification scheme, and integration of the Health Belief Model.
  • NEW additional full-color photographs show the differential diagnosis of types of skin damage, management of fistulas, and NPWT procedures.
  • NEW Clinical Consult features help in applying concepts to clinical practice, showing health care professionals how to assess, manage, and document real-life patient and staff encounters using the ADPIE framework.

Pilot Nurse Comments:

  • Great overview and micro knowledge of wound care. Deep study of wound care. Great resource to supplement practical care.
  • The textbook is an excellent frame of reference. I shall use it frequently.
  • This was a totally overwhelming subject. Very exhausting with the terminology but exhilarating to have been exposed to the skin and its functions, deficits and healing processes. 
  • Great “Mile high” overview of wound care. Indispensable resource for training, policy and procedure developing. This is not a basic, practice resource for floor staff.
  • The text is a true, college level textbook. Very detailed and current. Not for the faint-of-heart or a quick 30 units to meet license renewal.

Table of Contents

Section I: Foundations
1. Principles for Practice Development to Facilitate Outcomes and Productivity
2. Billing, Reimbursement, and Setting Up a Clinic
3. Anatomy and Physiology of Skin and Soft Tissue
4. Wound-Healing Physiology and Factors that Affect the Repair Process
5. Types of Skin Damage and Differential Diagnosis
6. Skin and Wound Inspection and Assessment
Section II: Pressure Ulcers
7. Pressure Ulcers: Impact, Etiology, and Classification
8. Developing and Maintaining a Pressure Ulcer Prevention Program
9. Support Surfaces
Section III: Lower Extremity Wounds
10. Lower Extremity Assessment
11. Arterial Ulcers
12. Venous Ulcers
13. Lymphedema
14. Neuropathic Wounds: The Diabetic Wound
15. Foot and Nail Care
Section IV: Wound Bed Preparation
16. Wound Infection: Diagnosis and Management
17. Wound Debridement
18. Principles of Wound Healing and Topical Management
Section V: Biophysical and Biologic Agents
19. Cellular- and/or Tissue-Based Products for Wounds
20. Molecular and Cellular Regulators

(Section B quiz starts here)
21. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy
22. Hyperbaric Oxygenation
23. Electrical Stimulation
24. Ultraviolet Light and Ultrasound
Section VI: Critical Cofactors
25. Wound Pain: Impact and Assessment
26. Managing Wound Pain
27. Nutritional Assessment and Support
28. Perfusion and Oxygenation
29. Eliminating Noncompliance
Section VII: Acute and Traumatic Wounds
30. Uncommon Wounds and Manifestations of Intrinsic Disease
31. Traumatic Wounds: Bullets, Blasts, and Vehicle Crashes
32. Burns
33. Reconstructive Surgery
34. Surgical Wounds and Incision Care
Section VIII: Special Patient Populations
35. Skin Care Needs of the Obese Patient
36. Skin Care Needs of the Neonatal and Pediatric Patient
37. Managing Wounds in Palliative Care
38. Management of Draining Wounds and Fistulas
39. Percutaneous Tube Management
Appendix A: Tool Examples to Support Skin and Wound Care

NameDeliveryCourse CodeHoursPrice 
Book and Section A and B quizzesShippedWOUND16AB60.0$129.00
Sections A and B quizzesShippedWOUND16AB quiz60.0$48.00
Section A quizShippedWOUND16A quiz30.0$29.00
Section B quizShippedWOUND16B quiz30.0$29.00
Book onlyShippedWOUND16 book0.0$92.00
Sections A and B quizzesOnlineWOUND16AB quiz(online)60.0$48.00
Section A quizOnlineWOUND16A quiz(online)30.0$29.00
Section B quizOnlineWOUND16B quiz(online)30.0$29.00
Name / Course CodePrice / DeliveryHours 
Book and Section A and B quizzes
Sections A and B quizzes
(WOUND16AB quiz)
Section A quiz
(WOUND16A quiz)
Section B quiz
(WOUND16B quiz)
Book only
(WOUND16 book)
Sections A and B quizzes
(WOUND16AB quiz(online))
Section A quiz
(WOUND16A quiz(online))
Section B quiz
(WOUND16B quiz(online))