Product Guide to Skin & Wound Care

Product Guide to Skin & Wound Care

Eighth edition

by Cathy Thomas Hess

504 pages, 152.40 x 228.60 mm

504 pages, 152.40 x 228.60 mm

  • Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781496388094
  • April 2019


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Choose the best possible skin and wound care products to support your patients’ skin health and healing, with the invaluable Product Guide to Skin and Wound Care, 8th Edition. Listing more than 650 products in alphabetical order, this handy product guide offers detailed information—sizes, action, indications, contraindications, application, and removal information—so that your choices stay informed and accurate. A must for wound care nurses, this pocket guide also offers vital on-the-spot support for home healthcare, emergency, family practice, and dermatology nurses, as well as physical therapists.

Know the ins and outs of skin and wound care products, ensuring correct choice, usage, and documentation:
  • NEW enhanced, full-color manufacturer photos of each product
  • NEW softcover format that fits easily in your coat pocket for on-the-go information access
  • NEW information on use of FIBRACOL™ Plus Collagen Wound Dressing with Alginate, and on Promogran Prisma Matrix—sizes, action, indication, application, and removal
  • Offers concise reviewsof the many skin and wound care products now available—sections groups of similar products into generic categories, including antifungals and antimicrobials, liquid skin protectants, moisture barriers, skin cleansers, therapeutic moisturizers, and other skin care products
  • Offers the characteristics, function, and appropriateness of skin and wound care dressings, drugs, and devices, including correct classification of a particular condition
  • Offers an Alphabetical Wound Care Product Guide that details:
    • Product manufacturing information and application
    • Reimbursement codes that support correct coding and completion of reimbursement forms
    • Information on products that may contain ingredients that can cause allergic reactions
    • Help in mixing products correctly—explains which ingredients should not be mixed with certain other ingredients
  • Wound care product categories include: alginates, antimicrobials, cellular and tissue-based products, collagens, composites, contact layers, drugs, foams, hydrocolloids, hydrogels, negative pressure wound therapy, specialty absorptives, surgical dressings, transparent films, wound fillers, and other devices and products
  • Offers a comprehensive listing of additional products—abdominal dressing holders and binders, tapes and closures, wound pouches, wound cleansers, gauzes, elastic bandages, and compression bandage systems
  • A must-have for any wound care nurse—direction on documentation requirements and comprehensive product knowledge, all in one resource
About the Clinical Editor

Cathy Thomas Hess, RN, BSN, CWOCN, is President of Wound Care Strategies, Inc. in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.