The Aging Skin: Understanding the Changes & Breakdown of Your Residents’ Skin.

This webinar features Comfort Company’s Clinical Education Manager – Ana Endsjo, along with Direct Supply’s Senior Product Consultants – Kari Harbaugh and Kelly Sullivan.

During this session, we take an in-depth look at the three layers of skin, their functions and age-related changes that occur at each layer to make elderly residents more susceptible to skin breakdown. We explore and discuss common areas of skin breakdown to gain a better understanding of each stage of a pressure injury.

After this video, viewers will be better able to:

  • Explain two functions of the epidermis, dermis and hypodermis layers of the skin
  • Identify two age-related changes that occur at each layer of the skin
  • Describe one difference between each stage of a pressure injury
  • Name two distinguishing characteristics of a pressure injury caused by shear versus pressure

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