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Skin Tear Focus Session at the EWMA in-person conference (23-25 May 2022)

Our ISTAP President and Secretary will be part of a Focus Session on Skin Tears during the European Wound Management Association (EWMA) congress on 24 May 2022 (CET 08:30 - 09:45). This focus session will cover the fundamentals of skin tear prevention and treatment, including skin tear classification, dressing selection, skin tear treatment and methods for wound edge re-approximation.

  • Skin Tears Year 2022: An update on definition, epidemiology, classification, etiology, prevention and treatment by Professor Dimitri Beeckman

  • Skin tears in acute care settings, the hidden wound by Julia Bresnai-Harris

  • Primary closure of skin tears: a different perspective Dave Baer

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The International Skin Tear Panel (ISTAP) Board of Directors is notifying you of important changes made to the ISTAP Bylaws. Review the Bylaw Amendments: Amendment 1 Current Bylaw Consolidated to Jul

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