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You are a nurse working the day shift and have been assigned to five patients. One of your patients is an 89-year-old male with a stage III decubitus ulcer to his coccyx. The healthcare provider is planning to discharge him to a long-term facility today and would like you to discuss wound healing with him and his wife. Please use the following prompts to guide your analysis, and use evidence from the literature to support your answers attached below

  1. Distinguish between the main types of healing: first-intention and second-intention.
  2. Discuss at least three factors that can delay wound healing, and identify some strategies to improve wound healing.
  3. Explain the four phases of wound healing, identifying the role that the extracellular matrix plays in the process.

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