Classifying and managing pretibial lacerations in older people.

  title={Classifying and managing pretibial lacerations in older people.},
  author={Pauline Beldon},
  journal={British journal of nursing},
  volume={17 11},
  pages={S4, S6, S8 passim}
As the population of older people increases it is likely there will be an associated increase in the numbers of patients presenting with pretibial lacerations to GP surgeries, accident and emergency departments and referred to community nurses. This will be due, in part, to the increasing frailty of the skin of the older person, as well as comorbidities, the number of which are also likely to increase with ageing. It is important that the older person with a pretibial laceration is treated… CONTINUE READING