As an individual ages, the integumentary changes which impacts not only wound healing but potential for wounds to occur. This course will review the aging issues of the integumentary system to allow the clinician to differentiate between physiological and pathological changes. The clinician will be able to adequately address risk factors, clinical assessment and management of integumentary conditions, and develop PT plan of care related to the integumentary system. Included will be common pathologies, atypical wounds, interventions for pain management and end of life issues with emphasis on the role of the Physical Therapist.
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Following the course, the participants will:
- Discuss the impact biological aging of the integumentary system has on the wound healing process.
- Correlate integumentary changes to potential underlying pathologies.
- Analyze the risk factors (intrinsic and extrinsic) associated with integumentary pathologies.
- Differentiate the various integument conditions commonly seen in aging adults.
- Recognize PT role in end of life care related to identifying skin failure and palliative care issues
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- Non Member$100.00(until 12/31/2030)
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- Geriatrics$54.00(until 12/31/2030)