Skin Management

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  • Identify age related changes of skin and common skin problems ​
  • Discuss the causes of skin problems in the elderly (pressure, friction, shear and incontinence) 
  • Identify the risk factors for skin problems in the elderly (immobility, poor nutrition & hydration, health problems)   
  • Describe the stages of a pressure injury​
  • Discuss the five principles of wound healing ​
  • Describe preventive skin care measures (risk assessment, skin care, nutrition, repositioning & mobilization)