13. Skin Care

Learning Objective:

13.1 Discuss the importance of risk assessment for skin breakdown and describe strategies that can be used to prevent skin breakdown.

Suggested Evaluation Methods:

Completes a standardized risk assessment for skin breakdown and list 3 interventions that could be implemented to prevent skin breakdown

Learning Objective:

13.3 Describes the staging of wounds and their management:

  • Pathophysiology of skin ulcers
  • Physiology of normal skin healing
  • Five staging of wounds and management of each stage

Suggested Evaluation Methods:

Completion of Braden Scale (or other approved risk assessment tool) and appropriate interventions for wound care and health professional consultations.

Identify mechanism for accessing a wound/skin care specialist for your organization.