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

ISBN: 9781607950295
ISBN-10: 1607950294
Copyright: 2011
Edition: 1st
Editors: Singer, Adam J., Hollander, Judd E., Blumm, Robert M.,
Doody's Expert Review    Score: 97
Reviewer: Anna Jarrett,  PhD, ACNS, ACNP, FNP - BC  (University of Arkansas)
Description
This is an excellent resource for graduate nursing students, particularly nurse practitioner students wishing to work in urgent care and emergency departments.
Purpose
The purpose is to provide a book for both junior practitioners, including students and residents, and more experienced practitioners.
Audience
It is written for junior practitioners, students, and residents, as well as for more experienced practitioners.
Features
The book covers a wide variety of topics, beginning with the epidemiology of wounds, the pathophysiology of wounds, and wound healing. The premier topic is wound anesthesia, with great illustrations of nerve blocks. A concise table compares topical, local, and nerve block anesthesia.
Assessment
This is a great quick, concise review of wound management. It is a must for emergency departments, wound centers, acute care nurse practitioner students, and primary care clinics.
Review Questionnaire
Range Question Score
1-10 Are the author's objectives met? 10
1-10 Rate the worthiness of those objectives. 10
1-5 Is this written at an appropriate level? 5
1-5 Is there significant duplication? (1=significant, 5=insignificant) 5
1-5 Are there significant omissions? (1=significant, 5=insignificant) 4
1-5 Rate the authority of the authors. 5
1-5 Are there sufficient illustrations? 5
1-5 Rate the pedagogic value of the illustrations. 5
1-5 Rate the print quality of the illustrations. 5
1-5 Are there sufficient references? 5
1-5 Rate the currency of the references. 4
1-5 Rate the pertinence of the references. 5
1-5 Rate the helpfulness of the index. 5
1-5 If important in this specialty, rate the physical appearance of the book 5
1-10 Is this a worthwhile contribution to the field? 10
1-10 If this is a 2nd or later edition, is this new edition needed? N/A