The skin is the largest and most vulnerable organ of the body. Promoting skin health is a huge challenge for residents in LTC homes as they are at increased risk for the development of wounds and complications from skin breakdown. The webinar will focus on resources/tools that will support staff in LTC homes to identify interventions to maintain skin health, as well as the prevention, assessment and management of skin injuries.
Assess your current practices and identify which recommendations from best practice guidelines will address the gaps in practice . The resources and tools included in the toolkit topic provide evidence-based strategies for practice change, education, quality improvement, and policy recommendations.
During this course, participants will learn how to:
- navigate through the LTC Toolkit to access the continence care and bowel management topic
- integrate evidence-based strategies
- support program planning, implementation and evaluation
Amy Reid, RNAO LTC Best Practice Co-ordinator – North Simcoe Muskoka
Heather Woodbeck, RNAO LTC Best Practice Co-ordinator – North West
Ibo MacDonald, RNAO LTC Best Practice Co-ordinator – Champlain
Beverly Faubert, RNAO LTC Best Practice Co-ordinator – Erie St. Clair