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When a patient presents to an emergency department or urgent care centre, they should be given the best available information.

This updated fact sheet helps ensure clinicians and patients have access to easy-to-read information about different emergency conditions.

Give this fact sheet to your patients when discharging them from an emergency department or urgent care centre.

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Download our fact sheet to provide your patients with easy to follow guidance on cellulitis.

This fact sheet has the #withconsumers tick from the Consumers Health Forum of Australia

Cellulitis is an infection of the skin and the tissues directly beneath it caused by bacteria. Usually Staphylococcus aureus (also called Staph) or Group A beta haemolytic streptococcus.

Cellulitis can affect anyone, although you are more at risk if you smoke, have diabetes or have poor circulation.

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Centre of Clinical Excellence - Acute
Safer Care Victoria

Page last updated: 15 Jan 2021

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