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Simplifying the Complex: Best Practices for Managing Complex Wounds

Simplifying the Complex - Best Practices for Managing Complex Wounds
 

Complex wounds place a heavy burden on the health care system, in terms of both financial cost and patients’ quality of life. Because these wounds are frequently misdiagnosed and incorrectly treated, simplifying the complex wound begins with an accurate diagnosis.

This extensively illustrated guide provides a clear overview of complex wounds and their diagnosis and management. Two real-world case studies of patients with baffling complex wounds showcase the sophisticated diagnostic and detective skills required to ascertain the cause of certain complex wounds, so that appropriate treatment can be instituted and healing can begin.

When a patient’s wound persists despite recommended best practice treatment, wound care professionals must think critically and creatively as they work through the differential diagnosis in collaboration with other specialists. This useful guide shows the way.

The following topics are covered in this guide:

Definition of complex wounds
Diagnosis of common versus uncommon complex wounds
General management principles
Wounds related to undiagnosed allergy
Wounds caused by infection and comorbidity
Wound management while awaiting definitive diagnosis

Complex wounds place a heavy burden on the health care system, in terms of both financial cost and patients’ quality of life. Because these wounds are frequently misdiagnosed and incorrectly treated, simplifying the complex wound begins with an accurate diagnosis.

This extensively illustrated guide provides a clear overview of complex wounds and their diagnosis and management. Two real-world case studies of patients with baffling complex wounds showcase the sophisticated diagnostic and detective skills required to ascertain the cause of certain complex wounds, so that appropriate treatment can be instituted and healing can begin.

When a patient’s wound persists despite recommended best practice treatment, wound care professionals must think critically and creatively as they work through the differential diagnosis in collaboration with other specialists. This useful guide shows the way.

The following topics are covered in this guide:

Definition of complex wounds
Diagnosis of common versus uncommon complex wounds
General management principles
Wounds related to undiagnosed allergy
Wounds caused by infection and comorbidity
Wound management while awaiting definitive diagnosis

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