Publication Year: 2001
Authors/Editor: Naylor, Wayne; Laverty, Diane; Mallett, Jane
This handbook has been developed from research findings and the accumulated experience of an interdisciplinary team, including nurses, pharmacists and doctors with expertise in wound care, and the Wound Management Group at The Royal Marsden Hospital.
The Royal Marsden Hospital Handbook of Wound Management in Cancer Care offers evidence-based guidance on wound management in a practical and easily accessible format. An introduction to wound healing and assessment is followed by the management of specific wound types and a detailed chapter on wound management products. It provides a detailed framework for the management of specific wound symptoms which may occur either in isolation or in combination. These include necrotic wounds, fungating wounds and infected wounds. Also incorporated is the care of skin during radiotherapy and following plastic surgery.