Necrotizing Fasciitis: A Model Nursing Care Plan

Bashford, Carol; Tao Yin; Pack, John
October 2002
Dermatology Nursing;Oct2002, Vol. 14 Issue 5, p328
Academic Journal
Presents a case example which helps nurses assess and intervene the numerous problems commonly experienced by patients with necrotic fasciitis. Epidemiology of the diseases; Disease management; Plan of care for situations where the priority is wound management.


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