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Preventing Wounds and Skin Tears

This course enables nursing students to learn how to prevent and identify a skin tear and/ or wound at a level of competency for certificate III/IV care staff. What to do to assist in the prevention of a skin tear or wound, documentation, and how to deliver appropriate skin care in line with the new New Aged Care Quality Standards. 


Learning Objectives:

  • Identify strategies to prevent skin tears & wounds in aged care
  • How to prevent a skin tear or wound
  • Definitions of a wound, skin tear, and skin integrity
  • Assess skin tears using STAR classification
  • Understand how the New Aged Care Standards support the care of skin tears & wounds

Course Code: CLIWS 

Standards Incorporated in this Course: 3,4,& 8