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Holmes RF, Davidson MW, Thompson BJ, Kelechi TJ, et al.
Home healthcare nurse. Date of publication 2013 Feb 1;volume 31(2):90-101; quiz 102-3.
1. Home Healthc Nurse. 2013 Feb;31(2):90-101; quiz 102-3. doi: 10.1097/NHH.0b013e31827f458a. Skin tears: care and management of the older adult at home. Holmes RF(1), Davidson MW, Thompson BJ, Kelechi TJ. Author information: (1)McLeod Loris Hospital, Loris, SC 29425, USA. Skin tears experienced by older adults require special skills to promote healing. Home healthcare providers are in key positions to manage skin tears and prevent further skin trauma. Several guidelines, risk assessments, classifications, and products exist to manage high-risk patients. Frequent evaluation of the effectiveness of the treatment and prevention strategies in an overall skin care protocol for home care patients is critical to reduce skin tear incidence and promote prompt healing when skin tears are present. DOI: 10.1097/NHH.0b013e31827f458a PMID: 23385174 [Indexed for MEDLINE]
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Skin Tears - Treatment and Prevention