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When assessing a wound, it is important to look at the surrounding skin. Why is this so?

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coralie | Student, Undergraduate | (Level 1) Honors

Posted March 9, 2010 at 3:38 PM via web

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When assessing a wound, it is important to look at the surrounding skin. Why is this so?

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lebogar | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Adjunct Educator

Posted March 19, 2010 at 1:19 PM (Answer #1)

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It is important to look at the surrounding skin for tissue damage, signs of inflammation as a part of the immune system response, and telltale signs of infection.

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