Chapter 8. Clinical Issues in the Causes of Wound Breakdown and the Failure of Wounds to Repair

  1. Jill E. Storch RN, RM, BEd, MEd St, MRCNA1 and
  2. Jan Rice RN, Plas Surg Cert.2

Published Online: 11 FEB 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470774656.ch8

Reconstructive Plastic Surgical Nursing: Clinical Management and Wound Care

Reconstructive Plastic Surgical Nursing: Clinical Management and Wound Care

How to Cite

Storch, J. E. and Rice, J. (2005) Clinical Issues in the Causes of Wound Breakdown and the Failure of Wounds to Repair, in Reconstructive Plastic Surgical Nursing: Clinical Management and Wound Care, Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470774656.ch8

Author Information

  1. 1

    Research Associate (Nursing) to Professor GI Taylor, AO Reconstructive Plastic Surgery Research Unit, University of Melbourne, Australia

  2. 2

    Manager, Education and Clinical Services, Wound Foundation of Australia, Department of Pharmacy/Melbourne, University Melbourne, Australia

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 11 FEB 2008
  2. Published Print: 9 SEP 2005

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405101653

Online ISBN: 9780470774656

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Keywords:

  • surgical wound;
  • skin hydration;
  • primary hypoxia;
  • granulocyte cells;
  • plastic surgery trauma

Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • Background

  • Pathophysiology 1—Wound Infection

  • Pathophysiology 2—Oedema, Dead Space, Haematoma, Wound Serum and Seroma

  • Protein and Wound Repair

  • Smoking and Wound Healing Issues

  • Audit of Preferred Wound and Patient Outcomes

  • References

  • Recommended Websites