Skin and Wound Care: Treatment and Prevention in Long-Term Care

Caregivers in long-term care facilities often see residents with skin disorders and wounds. When skin disorders exist, quick identification and treatment by sta and health care providers is crucial to protecting residents and preventing skin disorders from worsening. Caregivers should also be alert to the appearance of wounds, so they can refer the earliest and best intervention. The better prepared and more knowledgeable you are, the safer your residents will be.

During this program you'll learn:

  • Your role in the prevention of common skin disorders,
  • How to use the S.K.I.N. Check to identify possible wounds or skin disorders and assess skin disorders that may already be present,
  • Your role in the treatment of skin disorders, and
  • Your responsibilities in identifying wounds and monitoring wound healing

"Skin and Wound Care: Treatment and Prevention in Long-Term Care" is a practical educational tool. It shows long-term care sta and health care providers using proven techniques for preventing and properly identifying skin disorders and in managing wound healing. It also demonstrates preventive measures that help to minimize the threat to residents. Filled with practical information and useful instruction, this video will explain the major causes of skin disorders in long-term care settings, what you can do to prevent them and so much more. This video training provides a unique and interactive learning experience. In addition to the valuable learning information contained in the video and accompanying workbook, the video in-service provides opportunities for facilitated discussion. The video instruction and exercises will help participants understand how to best prevent and properly identify skin disorders. In addition, the program covers the sta's role in skin treatment and wound healing.

Resident health is your number one priority. Your residents and their families trust you to help protect them and to guard their health ... the health of people who, in many cases, are more susceptible to skin disorders. With proper training and education you can provide the best protection for your residents.

Video Pro Productions is a leading provider of high quality video-based education and information to help improve the quality of care and resident quality of life in long-term care settings.

You may download the facilitator guide here.



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