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Free webinar: Skin deep – managing wounds and scabies in the residential care setting

Infection prevention and control
19 April 2023
2:30 PM  - 3:30 PM

As we age, our skin becomes thinner, loses elasticity and heals at a considerably slower rate. These changes make older individuals especially prone to a number of different skin conditions that normally would not be a serious issue.

A wound is damage that occurs to tissue as the result of some sort of trauma. Properly caring for a wound is an important part of the healing process no matter what your age. However, for an elderly person, proper and effective wound care is critical. Mature skin is at a greater risk for the complications that can arise when a wound is present.

Scabies is a relatively common skin condition in aged residential care facilities. In frail older adults living in aged care, scabies infestations spread quickly and outbreaks are difficult to manage.

In this webinar, the audience will hear about managing wounds in the elderly and diagnosing and managing scabies in an aged residential care setting.

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