2018 International Recommendations for Skin Tears
CPD Hours / Duration
1 hour/s
Cost
Depends on Membership level

2018 International Recommendations for Skin Tears

Presenter The Nursing CPD Institute

This session reviews the 2018 International Recommendations for the Prevention and Management of Skin Tears in Aged Skin.

Course Content

'Skin tears are a significant problem for patients. Estimates of their prevalence differ around the world and across care areas, but there is strong evidence to suggest that they actually occur more frequently than pressure injuries. 

They can be painful wounds, affecting quality of life and causing distress to the patient. Skin tears may increase the likelihood of hospitalisation, and prolong hospitalisation time. The 2018 International Best Practice Recommendations for the Prevention and Management of Skin Tears in Aged Skin is the reference for this session.

Target Audience

Learning Outcomes

In this session you will:

  • Gain an understanding of the physiology and risk factors associated with skin tear development
  • Acquire knowledge regarding the preventative strategies that should be employed to reduce skin tear incidence
  • Receive information regarding  the current nursing practice recommendations for the management of skin tears
  • Gain awareness of recommended products for the management of skin tears