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Adv Skin Wound Care. 2013 Oct;26(10):459-76; quiz 477-8. doi: 10.1097/01.ASW.0000434056.04071.68.

International Skin Tear Advisory Panel: a tool kit to aid in the prevention, assessment, and treatment of skin tears using a Simplified Classification System ©.

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  • 1Kimberly LeBlanc, MN, RN, CETN(C), IIWCC • Consultant • KDS Professional Consulting • Ottawa, Ontario, Canada Sharon Baranoski, MSN, RN, CWCN, APN-CCNS, MAPWCA, FAAN • President • Wound Care Dynamics Inc • Shorewood, Illinois Dawn Christensen, MHScN, RN, CETN(C), IIWCC • Consultant • KDS Professional Consulting • Ottawa, Ontario, Canada Diane Langemo, PhD, RN, FAAN • President and Consultant • Langemo & Associates • University of North Dakota • Grand Forks Mary Ann Sammon, BSN, CWCN • Enterprise Wound Care Manager • Cleveland Clinic • Ohio Karen Edwards, MSS, BSN, RN, CWOCN • Wound, Ostomy, Continence Nurse • University of Alabama Birmingham Hospital Samantha Holloway, MSc, RN • Senior Lecturer/Course Director • Wound Healing and Tissue Repair, Wound Healing Research Unit, Institute for Translation, Innovation, Methodology and Engagement, School of Medicine • Cardiff University • United Kingdom Mary Gloeckner, MS, RN, COCN, CWCN • Wound/Ostomy Clinical Nurse Specialist • Rock Island, Illinois Ann Williams, BSN, RN, BC, CWOCN • Wound/Ostomy Care Coordinator • Reston Hospital Center • Virginia R. Gary Sibbald, BSc, MD, FRCP(Med)(Derm), MEd, MAPWCA • Professor of Public Health and Medicine • Director • International Interprofessional Wound Care Course and Master of Science in Community Health • Dalla Lana School of Public Health • University of Toronto • Ontario, Canada Mary Regan, PhD, RN, CNS, CWCN, NP • Director of Clinical Affairs • Hollister Incorporated • Libertyville, Illinois.

Abstract

PURPOSE:

To enhance the learner's competence with knowledge regarding utilization of a tool kit to aid in the prevention, assessment, and treatment of skin tears.

TARGET AUDIENCE:

This continuing education activity is intended for physicians and nurses with an interest in skin and wound care.

OBJECTIVES:

After participating in this educational activity, the participant should be better able to:1. Demonstrate knowledge of skin tear prevention and classification as presented in the International Skin Tear Advisory Panel's tool kit.2. Apply information from the skin tear tool kit to patient care scenarios.

ABSTRACT:

The International Skin Tear Advisory Panel has created a tool kit for the prevention, identification, and treatment of skin tears. The tool kit is based on extensive literature reviews, international input from healthcare professionals, and on expert opinion. It has undergone a modified Delphi process.

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