(Nursing) Patients/clients who present with the following should have immediate care via GP:
(GP's) Patients/clients who present with the following should have immediate care via Emergency Department:
Consider malignancy in wounds which fail to heal. Clues are thickened or rolled edge, induration/thickening. Chronic wounds can induce development of SCC; SCC or BCC may be the reason a wound fails to heal. Biopsy - in large wounds a 5-10mm incisional biopsy from the edge of the wound, plus a punch biopsy from any thickened area in the centre.
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