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|Evidence-Based Wound Care Guidelines and Fecal Ostomy Best Practice Mobile App|
New from the WOCN Society
Evidence-Based Wound Care Guidelines and Fecal Ostomy Best Practice combines four wound care guidelines and the fecal ostomy best practice to deliver quick answers to the bedside—or wherever they are needed. The app covers pressure ulcers, fecal ostomies, lower extremity arterial disease (LEAD), lower extremity neuropathic disease (LEND), and lower extremity venous disease (LEVD).
The app includes:
Prevention and Management of Pressure Ulcers
This guideline provides consistent, evidence-based information about pressure ulcers, as well as an overview covering the background, significance and physiological aspects of pressure ulcers. Also presented is the etiology of pressure ulcers, overall management goals, and recommendations for prevention and treatment. Guideline includes an algorithm to determine wound etiology, a comprehensive glossary, and several appendices with tools for managing pressure ulcers. Based on the 2010 Guideline for Prevention and Management of Pressure Ulcers.
Management of the Patient with a Fecal Ostomy
This clinical best practice includes types of ostomies, stoma site marking, patient education, pouching options and management, and quality of life for patients. This best practice is intended for use by physicians, nurses, therapists and other health care professionals who work with people who will undergo or have undergone a procedure that results in a fecal ostomy. Based on the 2010 publication, Management of the Patient with a Fecal Ostomy: Best Practice for Clinicians.
Management of Wounds in Patients with Lower-Extremity Arterial Disease
Based on the latest research evidence, this guideline supports clinical practice to achieve improved, cost-effective patient outcomes and a compilation of recommendations, along with a level of evidence rating, to assess and manage patients with/or at risk for wounds due to LEAD. The overall goal is to provide research-based information that will improve cost-effective patient outcomes and stimulate increased wound research. Based on the 2014 Guideline for Management of Wounds in Patients with LEAD.
Management of Wounds in Patients with Lower-Extremity Neuropathic Disease