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Skin Care for the Elderly

Skin Care for the Elderly

Skin Care for the Elderly

Damion Keith Jenkins
Damion Keith Jenkins
on behalf of Pedagogy Incorporated

$10.00 $ 10.00 $ 10.00

$10.00 $ 10.00 $ 10.00

$ 10.00 $ 10.00 $ 10.00
$ 10.00 $ 10.00 $ 10.00
Normal Price: $10.00 $10.00

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Launch date: 17 Oct 2017
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Last updated: 29 Sep 2018

Reference: 184988

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This course is only available to trainees days after purchase. It would need to be repurchased by the trainee if not completed in the allotted time period. This course is no longer available. You will need to repurchase if you wish to take the course again.

Description

This Skin Care for the Elderly course will provide participants with a review of the basic safety considerations and guidelines necessary to maintain healthy skin and prevent skin breakdown in elderly clients, patients and residents. This review can be utilized for nursing assistive personnel throughout all healthcare settings, as the safety considerations for skin care do not change according to level of acuity. Within this course, the participant will review basic anatomy and physiology of the skin, normal changes of ageing and the skin, common skin problems of the elderly or ill, risk factors for skin breakdown, skin breakdown prevention interventions and strategies, improving communication to prevent skin breakdown, identifying the different types of skin breakdown, providing care for someone with impaired skin integrity, documenting and reporting skin impairment, and how to complete incident reporting in a timely and thorough manner.

Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to:
1. Identify the basic anatomy and physiology of the skin.
2. Describe normal changes of aging and the skin.
3. Identify common skin problems of the elderly or ill.
4. Discuss risk factors that may cause skin breakdown.
5. Describe several ways to prevent skin breakdown.
6. Explain how improving communication can prevent impaired skin integrity.
8. Identify the different types of skin breakdown.
9. Discuss ways to care for someone with impaired skin integrity.
10. Describe effective documenting and reporting skin impairment.
11. Explain how to complete incident reporting in a timely and thorough manner.
Damion Keith Jenkins

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Damion Keith Jenkins
on behalf of Pedagogy Incorporated

Damion Jenkins, RN, MSN is the founder and CEO of a nursing education and consultation company - The Nurse Speak, LLC., where he specializes in the delivery of individualized tutoring, mentoring and consultation services for students, new graduate nurses, and healthcare facilities. Damion is also an adjunct nursing professor, an experienced travel nurse, and an active nurse blogger.

Current Accreditations

This course has been certified by or provided by the following Certified Organization/s:

  • California Board of Registered Nursing (CBRN)
  • 1.00 Hours
  • Georgia Board of Nursing
  • 1.00 Hours

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