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Periwound health: new definition, new recommendations

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Periwound health: new definition, new recommendations

Samantha Holloway
5 November 2021

I’m delighted to have been invited to present the best practice recommendations on the Prevention and Management of Periwound Skin Complications at this year’s Wounds UK conference (LeBlanc et al, 2020). These recommendations were devised by the International Skin Tear Advisory Panel (ISTAP) based on existing evidence and reviewed externally by 14 health professionals from seven different countries including Canada, UK, Brazil, Republic of Ireland, Switzerland, South Africa, and Indonesia. Consensus statements, of which there are 13, had to reach a level of 80% agreement to be included. The statements are summarised and discussed here for information.

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