WoundCon Fall 2021 – An Online Virtual Wound Care Conference & Expo WoundCon Fall 2021 – An Online Virtual Wound Care Conference & Expo
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Skin Tears: An Update on the Evidence

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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)

Dr. Dimitri Beeckman is Professor of Nursing Science at Ghent University (Belgium) and Örebro University (Sweden). He is Visiting Professor at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Monash University (Australia), and the University of Southern Denmark. He is the President of the International Skin Tear Advisory Panel (ISTAP), Immediate Past President of the European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (EPUAP), and a council member of the European Wound Management Association (EWMA). He is the Program Director of the Master in Nursing and Midwifery at Ghent University. He leads the Skin Integrity Research Group (SKINT) at Ghent University and the Swedish Center for Skin and Wound Research (SCENTR) at Örebro University. He specializes in skin integrity research, clinical trials, education, implementation, instrument development, and psychometrics. He is the author of over 150 scientific publications and has presented his research in more than 60 countries. He is on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing, the Journal of Tissue Viability, the International Journal of Nursing Studies Advances, Systematic Reviews, and BMC Geriatrics. He holds international fellowships such as at Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing and at the European Academy of Nursing Science.


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.