Treating skin tears

As we age, our skin becomes weaker and more susceptible to tearing.

Skin tears are the most common wound type in the elderly population.1,7-9


As the population of adults aged 65 and older, and the number of people entering aged care facilities, continue to rise,10 it is essential that safe and appropriate treatment protocols are implemented to effectively and efficiently manage these wounds in our community.

If treated inappropriately or left untreated, skin tears can convert to chronic wounds,imposing a huge cost on the community and exerting deleterious effects on the