Skin Tears

Regina F. Holmes, Martha W. Davidson, Bonnie J. Thompson, Teresa J. Kelechi
2013 Home Healthcare Nurse  
Skin tears experienced by older adults require special skills to promote healing. Home healthcare providers are in key positions to manage skin tears and prevent further skin trauma. Several guidelines, risk assessments, classifications, and products exist to manage high-risk patients. Frequent evaluation of the effectiveness of the treatment and prevention strategies in an overall skin care protocol for home care patients is critical to reduce skin tear incidence and promote prompt healing when skin tears are present.
doi:10.1097/nhh.0b013e31827f458a pmid:23385174 fatcat:i625isydyfbsfnd4f2ulzgrmhe