Pressure Ulcers in the Aging Population

A Guide for Clinicians

  • David R. Thomas, MD
  • Gregory A. Compton, MD

Part of the Aging Medicine book series (AGME, volume 1)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Gregory A. Compton, David R. Thomas
    Pages 1-17
  3. Kim W. House, Theodore M. Johnson
    Pages 27-45
  4. Jan Kottner, Kathrin Raeder
    Pages 47-65
  5. Dean P. Kane
    Pages 99-126
  6. Kevin Y. Woo, Diane L. Krasner, R. Gary Sibbald
    Pages 161-176
  7. Barbara M. Bates-Jensen, Janet Cheng
    Pages 177-212
  8. Gregory A. Compton
    Pages 213-225
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 227-233

About this book


Pressure Ulcers in the Aging Population: A Guide for Clinicians is a resource primarily aimed at physicians interested in the fundamentals of wound care. This book is written for geriatricians, internists, general practitioners, residents and fellows who treat older patients. Unlike other wound texts on the market, the book addresses the specific issues of wound prevention and management in older individuals. The text emphasizes proper documentation and elements of the team care process. There is up to date information on skin changes a the end of life and the concept of unavoidability. Chapters are written by experts in their fields and  include such evolving topics as deep tissue injury and the newer support surface technologies.


Aging Population Chronic Wound Healing Local Skin Care Pressure Ulcers Risk Assessment Instruments Topical Treatments

Editors and affiliations

  • David R. Thomas, MD
    • 1
  • Gregory A. Compton, MD
    • 2
  1. 1.Division of Geriatric MedicineSaint Louis UniversitySaint LouisUSA
  2. 2.Geriatric Medicine and Palliative Care, Wound Care ConsultantHospice Care of South CarolinaJohns IslandUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2014
  • Publisher Name Humana Press, Totowa, NJ
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-1-62703-699-3
  • Online ISBN 978-1-62703-700-6
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
Industry Sectors
Health & Hospitals
Internal Medicine & Dermatology