Skin Tear Prevention: Strategies for Preventing Skin Injury in At-Risk Populations
What causes skin tears? Which patients are most at risk, and how can this risk be assessed? What are best practices for skin tear prevention? What dressing properties aid in preventing these injuries?
Skin tears and other types of medical adhesive-related skin injuries are serious and common problems, particularly among at-risk populations such as older adults and those with diabetes and other medical conditions that may weaken the skin. This guide offers strategies to help health professionals provide effective care in the prevention of skin tear injuries in at-risk patients.
This well-referenced guide contains useful information on the following topics:
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.
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