Managing skin tears
LATEST MANAGEMENT EVIDENCE
Dressing selection can significantly improve treatment on skin tears as proven in a recent Randomised Controlled Trial (RCT). Watch Dr. Kevin Woo as he looks at the effectiveness of soft silicone dressings for the healing of skin tears compared with local best practice where soft silicone dressings are not used
FOCUS ON THE FLAP
Once you know the risk factors, and what to look for, skin tears are much simpler to identify and treat successfully.
The first thing to look for is the skin flap. This will help you to diagnose whether the wound is a skin tear, and assess its severity. You can then follow the treatment protocol.
Download our ISTAP approved, algorithm of care infographic
SET HEALING IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION
Dressings can disturb the skin flap causing pain and distress and disrupt healing. Mepitel® One now features a simple removal symbol to secure progress across dressing changes.
Find out more about Mepitel® One and watch our application video
Our next generation of flexible dressings are suitable for skin tears with total flap loss and/or higher levels of exudate
Dr. Karen Campbell talks about skin tears and Mepitel® One
Dr. Karen Campbell, former president of the International Skin Tear Advisory Panel, talks about the prevention and treatment of skin tears. She encourages healthcare professionals to ‘Mind the flap’.
Stay skin tear aware
By educating yourself, and other members of your team, you can play a key role in helping to reduce the unnecessary pain and suffering caused by skin tears. Mölnlycke Advantage offers flexible and on-demand training and education, including:
a series of educational webinars
an e-learning module
additional information and educational resources
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