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Activity Steps

Purpose of Activity

To present comprehensive information about risk assessment, skin tear classification, best-practice prevention, and treatment guidelines to help home healthcare clinicians manage skin tears and identify patients at risk for these wounds.

Learning Objectives/Outcomes

After completing this continuing education activity you will be able to:

  1. Outline the incidence, risk factors, and classification of skin tears among older adults.
  2. Plan the appropriate interventions for preventing and treating skin tears in older adults.
Price: $24.95


  • ANCC 2.8 CH
  • DC - BON 2.8 CH
  • FL - BON 2.5 CH

Lippincott Williams & Wilkins is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
This activity is also provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 11749. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins is also an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the District of Columbia and Florida #50-1223. Your certificate is valid in all states.
The ANCC's accreditation status of Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Department of Continuing Education refers only to its continuing nursing educational activities and does not imply Commission on Accreditation approval or endorsement of any commercial product.

Test Code: HHCN0213C
Published: February 2013
Expires: 3/5/2021
Required Passing Score: 13/18 (72%)
Authors: Regina F. Holmes RN, MSN, FNP-BC, CWOCN, Martha W. Davidson RN, MN, CWOCN, Bonnie J. Thompson RN, CWOCN, Teresa J. Kelechi RN, PhD, CWCN
Specialties: Home Health
Topics: Caregivers