Essentials of Skin Tear Management
This module explores skin tear assessment, management and prevention strategies including:
- Skin tear risk factors such as advanced age, dependence for activities of daily living, and visible skin changes
- Maintaining a safe environment and effective handling techniques
- Classification using the Skin Tear Audit Research (STAR) Tool or ISTAP
- Dressing product selection and dressing removal techniques.
This module is suitable for all health care professionals and students working in acute and chronic care.
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