Friday, November 12, 2021

Skin Tears: An Update on the Evidence
Dimitri Beeckman, RN, PhD, FEANS
Dimitri Beeckman, RN, PhD, FEANS
Professor of Nursing Science at Ghent University (Belgium) and Örebro | President of the International Skin Tear Advisory Panel (ISTAP) | University (Sweden) | Immediate Past President of the European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (EPUAP)

1.00 CME Credits | 1.00 Contact Hours

Moderation by Catherine Milne, APRN, MSN, ANP/ACNS-BC, CWOCN-AP

Skin tears are among the most prevalent acute wounds in all health care settings. At-risk patients, including older adults, should be identified early and preventative measures implemented. In patients with skin tears, appropriate dressings can be used to protect the wound from worsening and to prevent infection.