Skin and Soft Tissue Injuries and Infections: A Practical Evidence Based Guide

ISBN: 978-1-60795-029-5





November 2010

226 Pages; Softcover

ISBN-13: 978-1-60795-029-5

ISBN-10: 1-60795-029-4

US $79.95

Adam J. Singer, MD
Professor and Vice Chairman for Research
Department of Emergency Medicine
Stony Brook University and Medical Center
Stony Brook, NY
Judd E. Hollander, MD
Professor and Clinical Research Director
Department of Emergency Medicine
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA
Robert M. Blumm, MA, PA-C, DFAAPA
Course Instructor, Surgery and Emergency Medicine
Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY
Chairman, PA Advisory Board, clinician1.com

Skin and soft tissue injuries and infections are managed by a large number of health care practitioners including nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and physicians.

This new text is evidence-based, written by authors who did the original research. It is replete with high-quality tables and full-color figures.  It is comprehensive in scope and emphasizes that early and proper evaluation and management of these injuries and infections will help optimize care and minimize the risk of serious complications.

The book is appropriate for all levels of training and for the large number of healthcare professionals who treat skin and soft tissue injuries and infections, including nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, primary care practitioners, emergency practitioners, and surgeons.


Key Features
Evidence-based recommendations to guide the reader
High-quality original photographs and illustrations
World-renowned experts in their fields
Wide-ranging scope serving healthcare practitioners from diverse medical specialties and training
CHAPTER 1 The Epidemiology of Cutaneous Wounds
CHAPTER 2 The Biology of Wound Healing
CHAPTER 3 Patient and Wound Assessment
CHAPTER 4 Wound Preparation
CHAPTER 5 Wound Anesthesia
CHAPTER 6 Procedural Sedation and Analgesia
CHAPTER 7 Wound Closure Devices
CHAPTER 8 Wound Dressings
CHAPTER 9 Antibiotics in Wound Management and Necrotizing Infections
CHAPTER 10 Adhesive Tapes for Closure of Acute Wounds and Surgical Incisions
CHAPTER 11 Surgical Staples
CHAPTER 12 Topical Skin Adhesive
CHAPTER 13 Selecting Sutures and Needles for Wound Closure
CHAPTER 14 Basic Suturing and Tissue Handling Techniques
CHAPTER 15 Animal Bite Wounds
CHAPTER 16 Foreign Bodies in Wounds
CHAPTER 17 Plantar Puncture Wounds
CHAPTER 18 Cutaneous and Subcutaneous Abscesses
CHAPTER 19 Soft Tissue Injuries of the Hand
CHAPTER 20 Soft Tissue Infections of the Hand
CHAPTER 21 Burns
CHAPTER 22 Evaluating and Treating Skin Ulcers
CHAPTER 23 Postoperative Care of Wounds