Skin Tear Prevention and Management

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Despite seeming like minor injuries, skin tears can be complex wounds with the potential to significantly affect a patient’s health and cause chronic discomfort. Skin tears are often misdiagnosed and underreported, and in many cases are preventable.

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Skin tears are acute, traumatic injuries caused by shearing, friction or blunt force wherein the layers of skin are separated. This may be a separation of the epidermis from the dermis (partial thickness) or separation of both the epidermis and dermis from underlying structures.


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22 May 2020
A really great and succinct update on skin tears.
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I really enjoyed this article. It was concise and easy to read.
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