Practicing proper skin and wound care can be overlooked by frontline staff. We believe it takes a 360-degree view to drive positive change and improve outcomes. Partnering with our clinical experts, including many Board Certified WOC nurses, we created Medline’s Skin Health Solution. Our comprehensive approach empowers clinicians to put prevention first. From best practice guidance and staff training to a unique system products, this is how we make skin health second nature.
Solve staff problems with three synergistic components:
Utilize an apple analogy to help identify the various pressure injury stages and levels of tissue involvement.
Learn how to manage moisture to avoid MASD.
Learn about the 4 types of MASD and proper continence care.
Review the areas prone to pressure damage and learn how pressure can be redistributed through turning and support surfaces.
Identify the differences between the forces of friction, shear, and pressure.
Learn how to identify high-risk devices and put best practices in place to reduce the risk for MDRPIs.
Proper nutrition and hydration play an important role in keeping the skin healthy.
Review some causes of inadequate nutrition and identify signs of malnutrition and dehydration.
Review wound etiology, explore wound assessment tools and learn to differentiate inflammation from infection.
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