Understanding Moisture-Associated Skin Damage, Medical Adhesive-Related Skin Injuries, and Skin Tears

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Abstract

GENERAL PURPOSE:

To provide information on superficial skin issues related to moisture-associated skin damage, medical adhesive-related skin injury, and skin tears.

TARGET AUDIENCE:

This continuing education activity is intended for physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and nurses with an interest in skin and wound care.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES/OUTCOMES:

After participating in this educational activity, the participant should be better able to:

LEARNING OBJECTIVES/OUTCOMES:

1. Examine the anatomy of skin, including changes that occur from aging and chronic wounds.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES/OUTCOMES:

2. Identify issues related to moisture-associated skin damage, medical adhesive-related skin injury, and skin tears, including techniques for prevention.

The purpose of this continuing education article is to examine the superficial skin issues related to moisture-associated damage, medical adhesive-related skin injury, and skin tears. Similarities, differences, prevention, and treatment will be described.

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