Are we really ‘ Skin Aware’ ? Best practice for Holistic approaches in skin integrity - 2020 update


Join us for a webinar with Wendy White to discuss aging skin & skin tear injury prevention  

Skin tears are a common acute injury sustained on compromised or aging skin. Often referred to as ‘simple wounds’ there is a growing awareness to the potential ‘’complexity’’ of this wound type when sustained by compromised individuals and in particular, on the lower limb which is impacted by both vascular disease and oedema.

Lower limb ulceration and chronic wound formation risk requires a closer look at our understanding of skin frailty and ask the questions ‘’what are we really doing to reduce the incidence of skin tear injury’’.

We need to be ‘skin aware’ in our everyday practice and committed to drive down the size of this growing problem for the aged, and raise awareness within our teams and for those at risk that we have the opportunity to do this better.

This presentation will highlight the 2020 International Skin Tear Advisory Panel Best Practice Recommendations and highlight skin integrity promotion and maintenance in this high-risk population.


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Wendy White

MWoundCare. BEd. RN. Plast Cert. MACN. FWA

Credentialed Wound Clinician (CWC)

Fellow Wounds Australia

Wendy has 30 years of wound & skin care specific clinical expertise from a wide range of settings and in private practice. She is a qualified educator and has delivered quality education, clinical and professional support services in national and international arenas including healthcare, residential, government, industry and insurance settings for the past 13 years.Wendy’s areas of wound related clinical interest, research or publication include skin tear prevention and management, minimising wound related pain (including low resource setting), assessment & differentiation of neuropathic pain, wellbeing when living with a wound, clinicians as advocates, person engagement & partnerships, pressure injury prevention & management frameworks for change and advancing debridement knowledge & practice skills acquisition training programs. Wendy is a recipient of a Wounds Australia Fellowship (previously known as the Australian Wound Management Association), in recognition of her contribution to clinical practice, education, research and leadership in wound management throughout Australia, and the Asia Pacific region.

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