1st Edition

Wound Care Management for the Equine Practitioner

By Dean A. Hendrickson Copyright 2004
    224 Pages
    by Teton NewMedia

    208 Pages
    by Teton NewMedia

    Wound Care Management assists with general wound care in horses. It includes basic wound cleaning and preparation, important anatomical considerations, moist healing concepts, dressing choices, and specific wounds by body region. Along with detailed sections about wound closure techniques using bandaging and skin grafting there is in-depth discussion of appropriate wound dressing used for cleaning, debridement, packing, absorption, compression, support, and protection. The book emphases important anatomical considerations by body regions in a highly visual format (70 color photos, 100 figures).

    Section1 Wound Care Dressings
    Some Helpful Hints
    Dressings used for Cleaning and Prepping
    Dressings Used for Debridement
    Dressings Used for Packing
    Dressings Used for Absorption
    Dressings Used for Compression
    Dressings Used for Support
    Dressings Used for Protection
    Dressings Used for Moisture
    Methods of Dressing Application
    Splint Application
    Emergency Transport
    Section2 Wound Preparation,
    Cleaning, and Debridement
    Wound Preparation
    Wound Infection
    Wound Cleaning Agents
    Antiseptic Agents
    Povidone Iodine
    Hydrogen Peroxide
    Acetic Acid (Vinegar)
    Dakin’s Solution
    Topical Antibiotics
    Triple Antibiotic
    Surfactant Based Agents
    Wound Debridement
    Mechanical Methods
    Sharp Debridement
    Physical Debridement
    Chemical Debridement
    Hypertonic Saline Dressings
    Natural Methods
    Autolytic Debridement
    Enzymatic Debridement
    Section3 Wound Exploration
    Head Wounds
    Neck and Back Wounds
    Chest Wounds
    Abdominal Wounds
    Leg Wounds
    Important Anatomical Considerations
    Foreign Body Detection
    Plain Radiology
    Contrast Radiography
    Computed Tomography and Magnetic
    Resonance Imaging
    Section4 Primary Wound Closure
    Appropriate Wounds for Primary Closure
    Closure Techniques for Primary Wound Closure
    Suture Closure
    Needle Type
    Absorbable versus Non-Absorbable
    Monofilament versus Multifilament
    Suture Patterns
    Simple Interrupted
    Simple Continuous
    Tension Relieving
    Vertical Mattress
    Horizontal Mattress
    Knot Types
    Staple Closure
    Suture/Staple Removal
    Tissue Adhesive Closure
    Other Tension Relieving Techniques
    Wound Protection and Immobilization
    Section5 Delayed Primary Wound
    Appropriate Wounds
    Intermediate Wound Care
    Preparation for Closure
    Section6 Second Intention Wound
    Moist Wound Healing Concepts
    Dressing Choices
    Hypertonic Saline Dressings
    Antimicrobial Dressings
    Hydragel Dressings
    Calcium Alginate Dressings
    Topical Dressings: Collagens, Maltodextrans
    Replacement Tissue Dressings
    Growth Factors
    Semi-Occlusive Dressings
    Caustic Agents
    Excess Granulation Tissue
    Non-Healing Wounds
    Section7 Skin Grafting
    Immediate Wound Care
    Bed Preparation
    Types of Grafts
    Healing Stages of Grafts
    Skin Graft Types
    Grafting Techniques
    Skin Graft Donor Sites
    Animal Positioning, Anesthesia, and Sedation
    Pinch Grafting
    Punch Grafting
    Tunnel Grafting
    Mesh Grafting
    Pedicle Grafting
    Grafting Aftercare
    Dressing Choices
    Frequency of Dressing Changes
    Wound Immobilization
    Reasons for Graft Failure
    Inappropriate Type of Graft
    Inadequate Graft Preparation
    Inadequate Recipient Bed Preparation
    Separation of Graft from Wound Bed
    Graft Movement
    Section8 Specific Wound
    Heel Bulb Lacerations/Hoof Wall Avulsions
    Lacerations of Synovial Structures
    Tendon and/or Ligament Lacerations
    Chest Lacerations
    Abdominal Wall Lacerations
    Head Lacerations
    Lacerations to the Axillary Region
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