Skin tears: Achieving positive clinical and financial outcomes

Stephen-Haynes, J. (2012) Skin tears: Achieving positive clinical and financial outcomes. British Journal of Community Nursing, 17 (3 SUPP). S6-S16. ISSN 14624753 (ISSN)

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Skin tears are one of the most common wounds found among frail, older individuals, and are considered to be largely preventable. Skin tears occur frequently in those with fragile skin, in neonates and the elderly; particularly those with comorbidities affecting their balance, e.g. postural hypotension, motor neurone disease, diabetes and cerebral vascular accident (CVA). Those taking oral medications including steroids and anticoagulants are also at risk of developing skin tears. The increase in the population of older people is likely to produce a concurrent rise in the number of skin tears. Health professionals and health care assistants have a significant role to play in skin tear prevention, assessment and management.

Item Type: Article
March 2012Published
Uncontrolled Keywords: Skin tears, STAR, Trauma, human, injury, laceration, nursing, nursing assessment, physiology, review, risk factor, skin, wound closure, wound healing, Humans, Lacerations, Nursing Assessment, Risk Factors, Skin, Wound Closure Techniques, Wound Healing
Subjects: CAH02 - subjects allied to medicine > CAH02-04 - nursing and midwifery > CAH02-04-01 - nursing (non-specific)
CAH02 - subjects allied to medicine > CAH02-05 - medical sciences > CAH02-05-01 - medical technology
Divisions: Faculty of Health, Education and Life Sciences > School of Nursing and Midwifery
Depositing User: Hussen Farooq
Date Deposited: 25 Feb 2017 09:04
Last Modified: 12 Jan 2022 11:28

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