Skin Tear Prevention: What Healthcare Professionals Need to Know

With the population of Americans age 65 or older projected to grow from approximately 46 million to 98 million by 2060, skin tears are a growing problem for health care professionals. The most important part of prevention is identifying the risk factors for skin tears; age, dry skin, poor nutrition, and other factors can increase risk of skin tears.

This article will describe how to implement a prevention-oriented approach to skin tears, and help patients avoid the many complication associated with skin tearing.

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