Wound Management

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Ulcers/Wounds

Loss of skin viability with exposure of dermis and/or subdermal tissues

Types of wounds:
Acute – wound caused by trauma or surgery
Chronic – wound that takes longer than usual to heal because if underlying causes
Laceration – wound that is ‘torn’ or has jagged edges
Partial thickness – wound that the tissue destruction is through the epidermis and extends into, but not through the dermis
Full thickness – wound that the tissue destruction extends through the dermis

http://www.wounds-uk.com/wound-essentials

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