HOW TO: Skin Tears - Prevention and Management

Webinar Topic: Wound Care

Speaker: Gail Hebert, RN, BS, MS, WCC, OMS, Clinical Instructor

CE Credit(s): 1.0

Length: 60 minutes

Price: 10

Webinar Description:

Skin tears are preventable, however it is estimated that at least 1.5 million skin tears occur in institutionalized older adults each year. This session will review the most current evidence based recommendations for accurate assessment, prediction, treatment and prevention strategies, including forms and tools you can put to use immediately. (This is a pre-recorded session from the 2015 Wild On Wounds National Conference.)

About the Speaker:

Gail has been a registered nurse for over 35 years, and has practiced wound care for over two decades.  She hold BS and MS degrees in nursing, is board certified in wound and ostomy management through NAWCO®. Her energetic and enthusiastic presentation style makes learning easy and fun.

Webinar Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify risks for skin tears and skin tear category classification.
  2. Discuss the treatment of skin tears and prevention strategies.

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