The Aging Skin: Understanding skin changes that make our residents more susceptible to breakdown, common areas of wound development, and stages of pressure injuries (1.0 CE for PT)

10-15-2020 09:10

Layers of the Skin

Course Description

During this course we will take an in depth look at the three layers of skin, their function and age-related changes that occur at each layer that make our elderly resident more susceptible to skin breakdown. We will explore common areas of skin breakdown and understand each stage of a pressure injury and its distinguishing characteristics.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of the course, the learner will be able to:
  • Name two functions of the epidermis, dermis and hypodermis layers of the skin.
  • List two age related changes that occur at each layer of the skin
  • Name and describe one difference between each stage of a pressure injury.

Intended Audience

This course is intended for physical and occupational therapists and aides.

1.0 CE for Physical therapists 

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