Institute of Health and
Biomedical Innovation

Module 2: Skin Tears

This module provides an overview of the principles of assessment, management and prevention strategies for skin tears.

By the end of the module you should be able to:

  • describe the definition of a skin tear
  • recognise the categories of skin tears
  • identify the causes of skin tears
  • discuss the risk factors that contribute to skin tears
  • identify the correct treatment of skin tears
  • discuss strategies to prevent skin tears.

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