Presenter The Nursing CPD Institute
This session reviews the 2018 International Recommendations for the Prevention and Management of Skin Tears in Aged Skin.
'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.