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Avoidance and management of peri-wound maceration of the skin

Keith F. Cutting, MN, RMN, RN, DipN (Lond), CertEd(FE).Principal Lecturer, Buckinghamshire Chilterns University College, Chalfont St. Giles, BuckinghamshireHealth-care professionals need to be aware of maceration and the implications it may have for wound healing. Maceration of the skin around a wound is a common feature and most practitioners are advised to carry out interventions to avoid it.

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