Document Title: Wound Assessment Practical Tips.
Document type: PDF
Author: Cheryl Dezotti.
Cheryl has been a Registered Nurse for 25 years. She holds a Master Degree in Quality in Healthcare and has held positions as an Accreditation Assessor, Clinical Advisor and Administrator.
She has a passion for wound care, having worked in acute and aged care, rural and remote settings with nurses and clients of different cultural backgrounds. Cheryl has lectured in wound care overseas and appreciates the challenges faced by nurses who are time, information, and resource limited.
As a nurse you are faced with heaps of decisions regarding wound management. You don‘t have lots of time to work out which dressing product to use on what wound. Whilst there‘s heaps of information available, NFN has created this book, the first in a series.
If you‘re a nurse that‘s in a hurry and wants to cut to the chase regarding wound assessment this is the book for you.
In this book we‘ll be covering general tips and considerations for wound assessment. Specialised fields such as burns and specific techniques such as Doppler Studies will be covered in other books in the series.
Nurses are often trained in different locations and have assumed work practices based on tradition and what has been locally accepted. This can on occasion cause workplace conflict where there are differences of opinion. Using the Wound Management Standards provides common ground for decision making, promotes best practice and ensures that nurses are practicing according to current and recognised contemporary guidelines.
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