Ram, an 18-year-old male, comes into the pharmacy limping. You approach him and ask if there’s anything you can do to help. He tells you that he cut the bottom of his foot as he jumped into a rock pool. He has rinsed his wound under tap water and asks if there’s anything else you can recommend for first aid. You invite him into a private consultation room and ask for permission to assess his wound. You ask for his medical history, including tetanus vaccination status, which is up to date, and he tells you he has no medical conditions.
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Wounds may be acute or chronic. An acute wound is one where the healing typically proceed
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