Skin care is an essential component of patient care. Managing and preventing skin complications in at-risk populations by addressing risk factors and promoting optimal skin health will support patient quality of life and outcomes.
This webinar was developed to address the professional practice issues related to basic skin care assessment and prevention strategies to optimize the skin health of patients across the health care continuum.
During this program, participants will learn:
- The anatomy, physiology, and functions of the skin, as well as changes that naturally occur through the lifespan
- The components of a focused skin assessment with an emphasis on color, temperature, turgor, moisture status, and other factors that affect skin health
- The characteristics of primary and secondary skin lesions
- Documentation of skin status across the health care continuum including communication tools across various health care settings
- Prevention practices for optimizing skin health and the principles of using skin care products
- How active ingredients in skin care products affect skin health and how they interact with topical and systemic antimicrobials
Assessment and prevention are paramount in maintaining skin integrity in at-risk populations. This program provides foundational knowledge and best practice guidance in approaching the health of patient’s skin in all health care settings.