Wound Care and Skin Tone

Evidence shows that in many areas around the world, there are discrepancies in wound
care due to variations in skin tone. The need for information in this area resulted in the
international consensus document Wound Care and Skin Tone (Dhoonmoon et al, 2023).
This Made Easy provides an overview of the full document, which is available via Wounds
International. Skin changes in people with dark skin tones are not observed quickly
enough on a global scale. This is often due to a lack of accurate assessment and early
identification. For example, the initial ‘redness’ seen on light skin may not be present in dark
skin. Assessment and diagnosis that considers varying skin tone and the use of clear language
to ensure proper patient communication, will improve outcomes for all patients…

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Luxmi Dhoonmoon (Co-chair), Tissue Viability Nurse Consultant, Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust, UK Harikrishna K.R. Nair (Co-chair), Head and Consultant of Wound Care Unit, Department of Internal Medicine, Kuala Lumpur Hospital, Malaysia; Professor, Faculty of Medicine, Lincoln University Malaysia; Professor, Institute of Health Management; Austria, Adjunct Professor, Department of Surgery, Institute of Medical Sciences, Banares Hindu University, India; Executive Director, College of Wound Care Specialists 

PDF scaricabile –> MULTI23_ME_SkinTones_WINT-web

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