Week 6 | Skin Tears (15181-SP)

Photo of elderly hand with skin tear.

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Objectives for Learning Outcomes

After completing this session, you will be able to:

  1. Describe the intrinsic and extrinsic factors associated with skin tear risk. 
  2. Discuss the two skin tear classification systems. 
  3. Describe the latest recommendations for skin tear management.
Course summary

Renee Anderson, MSN, RN, CWON
Certified Wound Ostomy Nurse; Co-Director, Wound Management Education Program (WMEP) and Wound Management Fundamentals Course (WMFC), Continuing Nursing Education, University of Washington School of Nursing, Seattle; President, Rainier Clinical Consultants, Inc, Seattle, WA

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