Understanding Skin Tears for Healthcare Assistants

10-12-2020 11:35 AM


Course Description

Skin tears represent a major problem affecting the elderly. It is estimated that at least 1.5 million skin tears occur in institutionalized elderly each year. Gain insight around strategies for selection of skin care products and review risk factors for development of skin.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of the course, the learner will be able to:
  • Review the three layers of the skin
  • Understand whose at risk and why
  • Know the proper care plans and treatment choices

Intended Audience

This course is intended for healthcare assistants.