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Plastic Surgical Nursing:
doi: 10.1097/PSN.0b013e3182965e94
Departments: Wound Care Management

Acute or Chronic? What's the Difference?

Spear, Marcia DNP, ACNP-BC, CWS, CPSN

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Abstract

Acute and chronic wounds heal and behave differently. An understanding of these differences is imperative to the practitioner in providing and planning appropriate wound care and management. The purpose of this article is to present some of the major differences and enable the practitioner in developing and modifying an appropriate plan of care to enhance healing and manage patient expectations.

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