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.
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
This course is intended for healthcare assistants.