Early treatment for people with serious skin conditions is crucial
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Early treatment for people with serious skin conditions is crucial

Sharon Falconer Specialist outpatient parenteral antimicrobial therapy nurse, Aberdeen Royal Infirmary

Presentations can be especially challenging for ED nursing staff

Serious skin infections – also known as acute bacterial skin and skin structure infections – include conditions such as cellulitis or erysipelas, wound infections and abscesses. Cellulitis alone accounts for 8% of emergency hospital admissions (NHS England 2014).

Emergency Nurse. 27, 2, 14-14. doi: 10.7748/en.27.2.14.s11

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