My usual response to skin tears? These are as basic as you can get. But - when large, under tension, or with a poorly viable skin flap, they can be quite problematic. So let's go back to the basics of skin tears and discuss their management.
A 50 year old male with a recent lung mass resection presents with chills and diffuse burning rash. Patient was well appearing and afebrile. There were no mucosal lesions. Initial lab testing was significant for a leukocytosis of 19 with 89% neutrophils. Patient was started on steroids and observed in the hospital.