During this course we will take an in depth look at the three layers of skin, their function and age-related changes that occur at each layer that make our elderly client more susceptible to skin breakdown. We will explore common areas of skin breakdown and understand each stage of a pressure injury and its distinguishing characteristics.
Course created on March 12, 2020
Course Type: Video
CEUs/Hours Offered: AOTA/0.1 Introductory, Category 1: Domain Of OT - Client Factors; CE Broker/1.0 Home Study, General (FL), Patient Related (AL), General Continuing Education (GA), Direct Client/patient Services In Occupational Therapy (SC), CE Broker #20-694915; IACET/0.1; NBCOT PDUs/1.25 Beginner, Geriatrics; RESNA/0.1 Introductory
- After this course, participants will be able to name two functions of the epidermis, dermis and hypodermis layers of the skin.
- After this course, participants will be able to list two age-related changes that occur at each layer of the skin.
- After this course, participants will be able to name and describe one difference between each stage of a pressure injury.
|0-5 Minutes||Introduction / Overview/ Review Course Objectives|
|5-15 Minutes||Discuss each layer of the skin and its function|
|15-25 Minutes||Discuss skin changes at each layer that occur as we age or as a result of a disease process|
|25-35 Minutes||Introduce and discuss the extrinsic factors of wound development|
|35-45 Minutes||Discuss the stages of Pressure Injuries according to the NPUAP|
|45-55 Minutes||Discuss how the elderly skin is more susceptible to these extrinsic factors due to the age-related changes|
|55-60 Minutes||Summary and Q & A|
Ana Endsjo MOTR/L, CLT has worked as an occupational therapist since 2001, in a variety of treatment settings including acute care, sub-acute care, outpatient, acute rehab, long term care, and as a lymphedema certified therapist. She has worked mostly with the geriatric population, focused on seating and positioning and contracture management of the nursing home resident.
In January 2016, she started a new role with Comfort Company as the Clinical Education Manager for the long term care division and then joined the Permobil family in October 2017 as Clinical Marketing Manager. In this role, she developed an education program for long term care settings with the hope to guide other therapists, rehab directors, nurses, and administrators to understand the critical role proper wheelchair positioning plays in the prevention and treatment of serious health complications within long term care centers.
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