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A wound assessment and management acronym: BE ME SIC SOS

W G Kleintjes


A wound assessment acronym, BE ME SIC SOS, was developed to aid consistent record keeping of wound healing and assist in teaching dressing selections: B = biofilm; E = exudate/(o)edema; m = moistness; E = epithelialisation; S = slough; I = infection; c = colour; S = size; O = odour; S = swab need.

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W G Kleintjes, Western Cape Provincial Tertiary Adult Burn Unit, Division of Surgery, Tygerberg Hospital and Stellenbosch University, South Africa

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South African Journal of Plastic & Reconstructive Aesthetic Surgery & Burns 2018;1(1):6-9. DOI:10.7196/sajprasb.1389

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Date submitted: 2018-11-30
Date published: 2018-11-30

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