Wound care for patients with darkly pigmented skin
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Wound care for patients with darkly pigmented skin

Elaine Bethell Tissue viability clinical nurse specialist, Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust, City Hospital, Birmingham

This article examines the main skin or wound assessment parameters used for patients with darkly pigmented skin. Differences in skin pigmentation are discussed along with the challenges health professionals encounter in clinical practice and why linking theory to practice is vital.

Nursing Standard. 20, 4, 41-49. doi: 10.7748/ns2005.10.20.4.41.c3970

Correspondence

Elaine.bethell@swbh.nhs.uk

Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review