The aim of this module is to highlight the vulnerability of our skin particularly as we age and provide strategies for protection and prevention of skin breakdown.
We will take a closer look at who is at risk and the areas at risk of breakdown.
We will look at the common causes of skin breakdown such as ageing skin, the impact of pressure and poor circulation
For each of these we will look at preventative measures to reduce the risk for the people we care for.
MODULE 3: Prevention of Skin Breakdown
By the end of this module you will have reviewed:
• The importance of identification of someone at risk of skin breakdown
• The most common causes of skin breakdown
• A closer look at the causes of skin breakdown as well as the steps for prevention