oa SA Pharmacist's Assistant - Management of the minor wound : wound care
|Article Title||Management of the minor wound : wound care|
|© Publisher:||Medpharm Publications|
|Journal||SA Pharmacist's Assistant|
|Publication Date||Summer 2012|
|Pages||26 - 28|
A wound is defined as an injury that causes a break in the integrity of the skin. The cause of a wound can vary. For the purpose of this article, a minor wound will be defined as a break in the integrity of the skin, in which the superficial layers of skin are affected.
Examples of minor wounds are abrasions, surgical incisions, lacerations and cuts (including surgical incisions), bites, and minor burns.
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