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Damion Keith Jenkins

 Damion Jenkins, RN, MSN is the founder and CEO of a nursing education and consultation company - The Nurse Speak, LLC., where he specializes in the delivery of individualized tutoring, mentoring and consultation services for students, new graduate nurses, and healthcare facilities. Damion is also an adjunct nursing professor, an experienced travel nurse, and an active nurse blogger. 

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Class Accreditation
All states (with the exception of Hawaii) recognize our courses for accredited continuing nursing education, CNE, contact hours.
This course is accredited by the following boards:
Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider # CEP 15467.
Provider approved by the Arkansas, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia , South Carolina Boards of Nursing through CE Broker, CE Provider #: 50-13256.  
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Skin Care for the Elderly

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Skin Care for the Elderly
For a complete list of accreditations for this course, please see the accreditation information box below the author’s bio.  All states (with the exception of Hawaii) recognize our courses for accredited continuing nursing education, CNE, contact hours.

This Skin Care for the Elderly course will provide participants with a review of the basic safety considerations and guidelines necessary to maintain healthy skin and prevent skin breakdown in elderly clients, patients and residents. This review can be utilized for nursing assistive personnel throughout all healthcare settings, as the safety considerations for skin care do not change according to level of acuity. Within this course, the participant will review basic anatomy and physiology of the skin, normal changes of ageing and the skin, common skin problems of the elderly or ill, risk factors for skin breakdown, skin breakdown prevention interventions and strategies, improving communication to prevent skin breakdown, identifying the different types of skin breakdown, providing care for someone with impaired skin integrity, documenting and reporting skin impairment, and how to complete incident reporting in a timely and thorough manner.  



Objectives


Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to:

1. Identify the basic anatomy and physiology of the skin.
2. Describe normal changes of aging and the skin.
3. Identify common skin problems of the elderly or ill.
4. Discuss risk factors that may cause skin breakdown.
5. Describe several ways to prevent skin breakdown.
6. Explain how improving communication can prevent impaired skin integrity.
8. Identify the different types of skin breakdown.
9. Discuss ways to care for someone with impaired skin integrity.
10. Describe effective documenting and reporting skin impairment.
11. Explain how to complete incident reporting in a timely and thorough manner.
 

Curriculum


Chapter 1: Basic Anatomy and Physiology of the Skin
Anatomy and Physiology of the Skin
Normal Changes of Ageing and the Skin 
 
Chapter 2: Common Skin Problems of the Elderly or Ill
Skin Dryness
Skin Tears
Incontinence Associated Dermatitis (IAD)
Bruising, Contusions and Hematomas
Edema
Pressure Ulcers 

Chapter 3:  Skin Breakdown Risk Factors and Prevention
Skin Assessment
Identifying Risk Factors for Skin Breakdown

Chapter 4: Providing High-Quality Skin Care
Caring for Healthy Skin
Caring for Impaired Skin
Documenting and Reporting Impaired Skin Integrity

Chapter 5: Incident Reporting
Completing an Incident Report in a Timely and Thorough Manner

 

Chapter 6: References

 
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