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A wound can be:
Superficial – A shallow, partial thickness wound that extends through the epidermis but not through the dermis; Will heal by the process of regeneration; Superficial wounds include abrasions, blisters and stage 2 ulcers.
Deep – A full thickness wound that extends through the dermis and subcutaneous tissue; May extend to underlying fascia; Heal by tissue repair; Include stage 3 and 4 pressure ulcers as well as deep lacerations.
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