Skin tears: Prevention and management

Kim LeBlanc, Diane Langemo, Kevin Woo, Heidi Marie Hevia Campos, Vera Santos, Samantha Holloway

Resultado de la investigación: Article

Resumen

Skin tears commonly occur at the extremes of age and are associated with skin changes in ageing skin. They are considered to be acute wounds caused by mechanical forces, such as blunt trauma. While the true prevalence and incidence of skin tears is unknown, the available evidence suggests that these wounds occur in all healthcare settings. Importantly, skin tears are preventable with the implementation of a risk-reduction programme, which includes twice-daily skin moisturisation. Where these injuries do occur, it is important to categorise the extent of damage as well as to choose the most appropriate dressing to avoid adding any risks for further trauma.

Idioma originalEnglish
Páginas (desde-hasta)S13-S18
PublicaciónBritish Journal of Community Nursing
Volumen24
DOI
EstadoPublished - 1 sep 2019

Huella dactilar

Skin
Wounds and Injuries
Skin Aging
Risk Reduction Behavior
Bandages
Delivery of Health Care
Incidence

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Community and Home Care

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LeBlanc, Kim ; Langemo, Diane ; Woo, Kevin ; Campos, Heidi Marie Hevia ; Santos, Vera ; Holloway, Samantha. / Skin tears : Prevention and management. En: British Journal of Community Nursing. 2019 ; Vol. 24. pp. S13-S18.
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LeBlanc, K, Langemo, D, Woo, K, Campos, HMH, Santos, V & Holloway, S 2019, 'Skin tears: Prevention and management', British Journal of Community Nursing, vol. 24, pp. S13-S18. https://doi.org/10.12968/bjcn.2019.24.Sup9.S12

Skin tears : Prevention and management. / LeBlanc, Kim; Langemo, Diane; Woo, Kevin; Campos, Heidi Marie Hevia; Santos, Vera; Holloway, Samantha.

En: British Journal of Community Nursing, Vol. 24, 01.09.2019, p. S13-S18.

Resultado de la investigación: Article

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