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How shall we respond to the ageing population?

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How shall we respond to the ageing population?

Karen Ousey
1 November 2017

Welcome to the November edition of Wounds UK. Once again, where has this year gone?! It has been a busy year for everyone, and that is even before we’ll see winter and the extra pressures it can bring – flu, chest infections, victims of slips and trips due to ice, etc – which lead to the need for extra healthcare interventions. The rise in falls often leads to an increase in pre-tibial lacerations, skin tears and fractured bones, all leading to wounds. These patients often have comorbidities and will also have a reduction in mobility status that then leads to an increased risk of pressure damage.

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