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Ageing Skin Awareness

A COMPLETE OVERVIEW and will be useful for teachers and trainers of learners on appropriate health and social care courses and QCF health and social care underpinning knowledge, workshops etc. Ideal for a general introductory awareness before in-depth training. The presentations can be used to deliver training as they have been written or you can shorten/modify/lengthen to suit your own session requirements. Pack also useful as part of pressure ulcer, sore prevention (prevention of pressure ulcers) and on infection control training programmes.

Presentation1 – Ageing Skin Awareness and Common problems (48 slides) (with handout and end of session assessment) - Slide Titles:

  • Introduction, General changes, Skin integrity, Friction, Poor nutrition, Skin care routine, Bruising, Bruising and medication, Bruising and moving and handling
  • Bruising and unknown reasons, How can the skin be protected from bruising?, Excoriation, Excoriation and medical conditions, Excoriation and incontinence,
  • Excoriation and barrier creams, Protecting skin from excoriation, Fungal infections, Factors associated with fungal infections, Treatment of fungal infections
  • Dry skin, Factors associated with dry skin, Prevention of dry skin, Skin tears, Prevention of skin tears, Preventing skin from damage, Dressing a skin tear
  • Assessment slide, Any questions, Summary, References

Presentation 2 – Ageing Skin Awareness Specific Problems (56 slides) (with handout and end of session assessment)

  • Topics care workers should be aware of, What is a pressure ulcer? Why do people get pressure ulcers? How can the risks be minimised?
  • What do they first look like? What should I be aware of? What should happen if a client is bed ridden? What should happen if a client is in a wheelchair?
  • What should happen if a client has a pressure ulcer? Are there any other risk factors? Immobility, Skin integrity, Friction, Poor nutrition, What is cellulitis?
  • What causes cellulitis? Why are older people at risk? How can infection enter the body? What are the symptoms of cellulitis? How is cellulitis treated?
  • What other care is required? What is staphylococcus aureus? What causes a staphylococcus aureus infection? What is MRSA?
  • Who gets an MRSA infection? Who is at risk from an MRSA infection? How is an MRSA infection transmitted? How is MRSA treated?
  • How can MRSA be prevented? If someone has MRSA what is required? What should happen if MRSA is suspected? Assessment, Questions, References

Word Documents

  • Handout (to follow PowerPoint 1), Handout (to follow PowerPoint 2)
  • Written end of session Assessment (for PowerPoint 1), Written end of session Assessment (for PowerPoint 2)

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