In the recent literature there has been an increase in the attention given to skin tears, however skin tear research remains in its infancy. The financial and quality of life impact of these wounds has not been addressed and the impact skin tears have on both the individual and the healthcare system is often downplayed. Many of the articles, posters and consensus statements are available under Publications in the drop down menu in the tool bar above.

To date ISTAP and/or ISTAP members have published:

  • The Art of Dressing Selection: A Consensus Statement on Skin Tears and Best Practice Jan 2016
  • International Skin Tear Advisory Panel: Putting it all together, A Tool Kit to Aid in the Prevention, Assessment, and Treatment of Skin Tears Using a Simplified Classification System Oct 2013
  • Validation of a New Classification System for Skin Tears – June 2013
  • Skin Tears – State of the Science: Consensus Statements for the Prevention, Prediction, Assessment, and Treatment of Skin Tears. September 2011
  • Dealing with Skin Tears.
  • Skin Tears: Finally Recognized.
  • Preventing, Assessing and Managing Skin Tears: A Clinical Review
  • Clinical Challenges of Differentiating Skin Tears from Pressure Ulcers.
  • Evidence Based Report Card: Is daily skin moisturizing more effective than no regular moisturizing routine in the prevention of skin tears in the elderly population?
  • Danish Translation and Validation of the International Skin Tear Advisory Panel Skin Tear Classification System.
  • Skin Tears the Forgotten Wound.
  • Skin Tear Advisory Panel: Putting it all together, a Tool Kit to aid in the Prevention, Assessment and Treatment of Skin Tears.
  • Skin tears: Best Practice for care and prevention. 2014.
  • A descriptive cross sectional international study to explore current practices in the assessment, prevention and treatment of Skin Tears.

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