Skin assessment in adults

Mitchell, Aby (2022) Skin assessment in adults. British Journal of Nursing, 31 (5). pp. 274-278. ISSN 0966-0461

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The skin has often been described in fictional literature as the window to the soul. It is the largest organ in the body and integral to both physical and psychosocial health. A complete skin assessment is essential for holistic care and must be completed by nurses and other health professionals on a regular basis. Providing patients and relatives with information on good skin hygiene can improve skin integrity and reduce the risk of pressure damage and skin tears.

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Additional Information: This document is the Accepted Manuscript version of a Published Work that appeared in final form in British Journal of Nursing, copyright © MA Healthcare, after peer review and technical editing by the publisher. To access the final edited and published work see
Uncontrolled Keywords: Skin, Pressure ulcers, Skin tears, Assessment
Subjects: Medicine and health
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Depositing User: Aby Mitchell
Date Deposited: 05 Apr 2022 12:52
Last Modified: 05 Apr 2022 12:52

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