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 Nursing Resources - Integumentary
Professional Organization Links:

International Skincare Nursing Group
Dermatology Nurses' Association
Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society

Overview and General Topics

Defining and assessing a chronic wound overview -



Calling on NERDS for critically colonized wounds - non healing wound assessment
New 2007 Stages of Pressure ulcers -
New and improved: 2007 pressure ulcer definitions - with pictures


Patient Care
Wounds in Surgical Patients Who Are Obese - includes other considerations for obese patients 
Preventing and Treating Skin Tears -
Dressings: cutting and application guide -
World Wide Wounds - web site all about wound care -

Related Diseases & Conditions




Skin Ulcers




Wound Care


[1] Rhoads J. (2005). Advanced Health Assessment and Diagnostic Reasoning , LWW [Eletronic version]. Retrieved <today>, from http://connection.lww.com/products/rhoads/documents/pdf/2793-05_CH05rev.pdf

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