Preventing Skin Injury in At-Risk Populations
Skin tears and other skin injuries are significant issues, especially in vulnerable at-risk populations, such as older adults, neonates, or critically and chronically ill patients. Skin tears can cause discomfort, lead to infection, and delay healing, in addition to impairing mobility and thereby compromising patients’ quality of life.
This well-referenced, informative, and clearly organized guide, sponsored by Hy-Tape, discusses the etiology and classification of skin tears, as well as risk factors, including extremes of age, mobility, skin health and nutrition, and the role of medical adhesives. The guide then turns to prevention and offers practical, evidence-based strategies to prevent these injuries, with a focus on identification of risk factors, skin protection, and appropriate dressing selection.
Wound care professionals whose patients are at high risk for skin tears will welcome this useful guide to best practice approaches to the prevention of skin injuries for optimal clinical outcomes.
This white paper describes the following:
This paper is written for wound care clinicians and purchasing directors with an interest in product solutions. This paper was developed by an independent third party.
Sponsored by Hy-Tape International