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In this module, we will discuss the rising population of people over the age of 65. You will learn about wound care management and the common wounds that affect the older population. We will also offer methods for preventing and treating these common wounds. By the end of this training, you will be able to:
-Understand the biology of normal skin
-Identify the phases and factors of wound healing
-Understand why the elderly are more prone to skin breakdowns and identify the factors that affect wound healing
-Recognize common wounds, chronic wound treatment and the considerations that affect wound treatment in the elderly
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