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A guide to cannulation in adults

The aseptic non-touch technique (ANTT) is a method employed to minimise the likelihood of patients contracting infections during clinical procedures. It accomplishes this by safeguarding ‘Key-Parts’...

Self-harm wounds: assessment and management

The skin is the largest organ in the body and there are two main divisions; the outer epidermis and deeper dermis. The epidermis is made up of five layers of cells. The dermis is divided into two main...

The assessment and management of hypergranulation

Granulation tissue forms in the proliferation phase of wound healing (Figure 1). Granulation comprises newly growing capillaries from the base of the wound and leads to the formation of new blood...

Assessment of wounds in adults

Also known as the integumentary system, the skin is regarded as the largest organ in the body. There are two main divisions of the skin: the outer epidermis and the deeper dermis. The epidermis is...

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