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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/155341
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Skin Tears: Adapting a Classification System into Clinical Practice
Abstract:
Skin Tears: Adapting a Classification System into Clinical Practice
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2006
Author:McTigue, Toni, APRN, BC, CWOCN
P.I. Institution Name:Morristown Memorial Hospital, Morristown New Jersey
Title:Advanced Practice, Wound Ostomy Continence Nurse
Co-Authors:Janet Doyle-Munoz, RN, BSN, CWOCN
A skin tear results from a complex series of age-related changes that predisposes the individual to mechanical stress and shear. Poor understanding of skin tears can lead to misdiagnosis and inappropriate care. A wound prevalence study of 328 patients revealed 6% were related to skin tears. A survey of nursing staff elicited a knowledge deficit. The  literature review lacked evidence of established protocols or practice guidelines. The Payne-Martin skin tear classification system, established in the 1980's addresses the assessment, prevention and treatment of skin tears. This system offers nurses a clinical reference for skin tears. A skin tear protocol was developed to provide a framework for the prevention and management of skin  tears. A skin tear education program for nursing staff was designed. A pre-test established baseline knowledge. Classes focused on prevention, assessment, classification and management of skin tears. A post-test provided feedback regarding understanding of skin tear concepts. A protocol to address the appropriate prevention, assessment, and management of skin tears can be an effective strategy for teaching. Consistent care and management of skin tears can enhance patient comfort and improve quality of life for individuals at risk.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleSkin Tears: Adapting a Classification System into Clinical Practiceen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/155341-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Skin Tears: Adapting a Classification System into Clinical Practice</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2006</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">McTigue, Toni, APRN, BC, CWOCN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Morristown Memorial Hospital, Morristown New Jersey</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Advanced Practice, Wound Ostomy Continence Nurse</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">toni.mctigue@ahsys.org</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Janet Doyle-Munoz, RN, BSN, CWOCN</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">A skin tear results from a complex series of age-related changes that predisposes the individual to mechanical stress and shear. Poor understanding of skin tears can lead to misdiagnosis and inappropriate care. A wound prevalence study of 328 patients revealed 6% were related to skin tears. A survey of nursing staff elicited a knowledge deficit. The&nbsp; literature review lacked evidence of established protocols or practice guidelines. The Payne-Martin skin tear classification system, established&nbsp;in the 1980's addresses the assessment, prevention and treatment of skin tears. This system offers nurses a clinical reference for skin tears. A skin tear protocol was developed to provide a framework for the prevention and management of skin&nbsp; tears. A skin tear education program for nursing staff was designed. A pre-test established baseline knowledge. Classes focused on prevention, assessment, classification and management of skin tears. A post-test provided feedback regarding understanding of skin tear concepts.&nbsp;A protocol to address the appropriate prevention, assessment, and management of skin tears can be an effective strategy for teaching. Consistent care and management of skin tears can enhance patient comfort and improve quality of life for individuals at risk.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T13:45:16Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T13:45:16Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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