Skin integrity and wound infection

*NEW ZONE*

Learning outcomes:
  • Understanding of the role of emollients in preventing skin breakdown and bacterial ingress
  • The role of wound cleansing in the removal of debris and devitalised tissue
  • The role of wound cleansing in removing biofilm
  • Understanding the link between biofilm management and the progression towards healing

The 45-minute session will likely be structured as follows: 
  • A short introduction to the theme of skin protection and prevention of skin breakdown
  • Interactive session with exercises exploring this theme further
  • Short presentation explaining the importance of debridement (both in terms of removing devitalised tissue and biofilm)
  • Quiz
  • Case studies with Q&As to be used as foundation for group discussion on how to protect the skin and prevent infection/manage biofilm in open wounds