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Skin Tears

Definition: ‘A skin tear is a traumatic wound caused by mechanical forces, including removal of adhesives. Severity may vary by depth (not extending through the subcutaneous layer)’ LeBlanc et al, 2018

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Skin tear prevention leaflet

Looking after a skin tear

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Best Practice

Best Practice - maintaining skin integrity in the elderly


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