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The importance of skin care and assessment

The importance of skin care and assessment This article discusses the importance of skin care, including the more general aspects of skin care for the whole body. The information provided should be of benefit to both general and specialist nurses who have a specific responsibility for patients at risk of skin breakdown or damage. By outlining the structure and function of the skin, explaining how skin is damaged, examining the effects of incontinence and questioning current skin cleansing practices, the practitioner will be guided through the process of skin assessment and be introduced to skin care protocols. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png British Journal of Nursing Mark Allen Group

The importance of skin care and assessment

British Journal of Nursing , Volume 14 (22): 5 – Dec 8, 2005

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Publisher
Mark Allen Group
Copyright
Copyright © MA Healthcare Limited
ISSN
0966-0461
eISSN
2052-2819
DOI
10.12968/bjon.2005.14.22.20167
pmid
16509432
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Abstract

This article discusses the importance of skin care, including the more general aspects of skin care for the whole body. The information provided should be of benefit to both general and specialist nurses who have a specific responsibility for patients at risk of skin breakdown or damage. By outlining the structure and function of the skin, explaining how skin is damaged, examining the effects of incontinence and questioning current skin cleansing practices, the practitioner will be guided through the process of skin assessment and be introduced to skin care protocols.

Journal

British Journal of NursingMark Allen Group

Published: Dec 8, 2005

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