Carer Series: First Aid for Skin Tears
CPD Hours / Duration
1 hour/s
Depends on Membership level

Carer Series: First Aid for Skin Tears

Presenter Louise Webber, Nurse Practitioner Wound Care - Wound Therapies

Louise Webber MNuS(Nurse Practitioner), BA (Hons), RN

Louise has over 20 years of experience in wound management and has worked across a number of public hospitals and Community Nurse Settings both in Australia and overseas.

She completed her Master of Nursing Science with QUT & became an endorsed Nurse Practitioner in 2014 and currently runs her own private practice in Skin Integrity & Wound Management. She works collaboratively with a number of Aged Care providers, private hospitals and community nursing services. Louise also runs 2 specialist wound clinics for a GP practice and community nursing group.

Louise recently participated in one of the working groups for the Pan Pacific Injury Alliance and was also a member of the Venous Leg ulcer guidelines working party. With an interest in Research, she was previously an Honorary Clinical  Fellow for the Australia Catholic University and has participated in a number of research projects leading to publication. She is currently one of 2 clinicians rewriting the wound chapter of a new peri-operative nursing book. 

Course Content

Skin tears are one of the most common wounds in the elderly. How can we prevent them and manage them as carers?

This webinar explores skin tears amongst the aged population and the risk factors for them. It introduces a skin tear classification system and first aid to manage them from a carer's perspective.

We will also explore the importance of first aid and effective wound healing to maximise the best outcomes and how to promote good skin integrity with your residents (patients).

Target Audience

Learning Outcomes

In this session you will:

  • Explore the impact of skin tears in the aged care population
  • Gain an understanding of first aid for skin tears
  • Gain an understanding of the International Skin Tear Advisory Panel (ISTAP) classification for skin tears 
  • Recognise risk factors associated with aged skin and skin tear occurrence