CATEGORY: Wound Innovations

Essentials of Skin Tear Management

Course Access: Lifetime
Course Overview

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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