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Assessment of skin in older people

Assessment of skin in older people The importance of the skin as an organ of the human body for people of all ages is often underestimated. It is the largest organ of the body and has several vital functions. Nurses have an important role in carrying out a thorough and systematic assessment of an older person’s skin in both hospital and community settings. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Nursing Older People Royal College of Nursing (RCN)

Assessment of skin in older people

Nursing Older People , Volume 15 (2) – Apr 1, 2003

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Publisher
Royal College of Nursing (RCN)
Copyright
©2012 RCN Publishing Company Ltd. All rights reserved. Not to be copied, transmitted or recorded in any way, in whole or part, without prior permission of the publishers.
Subject
General
ISSN
1472-0795
eISSN
2047-8941
DOI
10.7748/nop2003.04.15.2.29.c2251
pmid
12715574
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Abstract

The importance of the skin as an organ of the human body for people of all ages is often underestimated. It is the largest organ of the body and has several vital functions. Nurses have an important role in carrying out a thorough and systematic assessment of an older person’s skin in both hospital and community settings.

Journal

Nursing Older PeopleRoyal College of Nursing (RCN)

Published: Apr 1, 2003

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