Due to age-related changes to the skin, older adults are more likely to experience skin damage and wounds. This includes acute wound (those from surgery or a trauma) and chronic wounds, such as diabetic, venous or pressure ulcers. Wounds can cause bacterial infections, bone and joint infections and sepsis.

What will you learn?

At the end of this overview on Skin & Wound Care you will be able to answer:

  • What is the impact of aging on skin?
  • How and when to check skin?
  • How are acute and chronic wounds prevented and treated?
  • What are common complications of wounds?


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