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Perspectives on Palliative Wound Care: Interprofessional Strategies for the Management of Palliative Wounds

Perspectives on Palliative Wound Care- Interprofessional Strategies for the Management of Palliative Wounds
 

By Aletha Tippett MD; Ronald Sherman MD, MSC, DTM&H; Kevin Y. Woo BSc, MSc, PhD, RN, GNC(C), ACNP, FAPWCA; Laurie Swezey RN, BSN, CWOCN, CWS, FACCWS; Mary Ellen Posthauer, RD, CD, LD 

Palliative wound care is a relatively new field that focuses on the wound treatment of individuals at the end of life, those with terminal disease or those unable to tolerate standard care.

Palliative care goals work in tandem with those aimed at complete wound closure, addressing objectives focused on quality-of-life issues for both the individual and his or her family.

Surprisingly, good palliative care can result in wound healing in nearly half of individuals receiving treatment.

In this white paper, you can expect to learn how to:

Assess the individual and his or her wound(s) to determine whether palliation is appropriate
Develop a comprehensive strategy for palliation of various types of wounds: pressure, arterial, malignant, neuropathic and stasis
Determine an interdisciplinary approach with nutritional support and surgery as indicated
Evaluate alternative treatment modalities, including biotherapy

This paper is generally written for health care professionals and purchasing directors with an interest in palliative wound care solutions.

By Aletha Tippett MD; Ronald Sherman MD, MSC, DTM&H; Kevin Y. Woo BSc, MSc, PhD, RN, GNC(C), ACNP, FAPWCA; Laurie Swezey RN, BSN, CWOCN, CWS, FACCWS; Mary Ellen Posthauer, RD, CD, LD 

Palliative wound care is a relatively new field that focuses on the wound treatment of individuals at the end of life, those with terminal disease or those unable to tolerate standard care.

Palliative care goals work in tandem with those aimed at complete wound closure, addressing objectives focused on quality-of-life issues for both the individual and his or her family.

Surprisingly, good palliative care can result in wound healing in nearly half of individuals receiving treatment.

In this white paper, you can expect to learn how to:

Assess the individual and his or her wound(s) to determine whether palliation is appropriate
Evaluate alternative treatment modalities, including biotherapy
Determine an interdisciplinary approach with nutritional support and surgery as indicated
Develop a comprehensive strategy for palliation of various types of wounds: pressure, arterial, malignant, neuropathic and stasis

This paper is generally written for health care professionals and purchasing directors with an interest in palliative wound care solutions.

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