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The management of skin maceration

VOL: 96, ISSUE: 45, PAGE NO: 35Martyn Butcher, RGN, DipHSW, CertMHS, is tissue viability clinical nurse specialist, Plymouth Hospitals NHS TrustMaceration of the skin around wounds is a common wound care problem. At best it can cause patient discomfort and irritation, at worst it can lead to ulceration and the extension of damage into previously unaffected tissues.

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