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WOCN Continuing Education

Building Skin Tear Knowledge to Enhance Your Clinical Practice

Jul 8, 2021 9:00am ‐ Jul 8, 2024 9:00am

Credits: None available.

Standard: $25.00
Members: $0.00


Credits (Post Test and/or Evaluation Required)

1.0 - Contact Hours

0 - Pharmacology

Release Date: 06/03/2021

Expiration Date: 06/03/2024

Credit Information:

Nurses – ANCC Accreditation Statements

The Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

The Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 15115.

DISCLAIMER: Accreditation refers to educational content only and does not imply ANCC or WOCN Society endorsement of any commercial product or service.

Target Audience: RN, Nurse Practitioners, Health Care Professionals who work with WOC patients.

To Receive Credit:

  • Complete the activity in its entirety.
  • Complete/submit the posttest and evaluation.
  • Print out your certificate and/or save to your computer. It will also be saved to your CEC account.

Program Overview:

The prevalence of skin tears is still high. However, consolidated and evidence-based guidelines for skin tears assessment and management are limited. Therefore, International Skin Tear Advisory Panel ( ISTAP) has developed the International Best Practice recommendations for skin tear assessment and management. Yet many nurses are unaware of this newly updated recommendation.

Learning Outcome:

By the end of this session, learners will report increased confidence in their ability to identify skin tear types using the International Skin Tear Advisory Panel (ISTAP) skin tear classification.


The planners and faculty for this session reported the following relationships with commercial interest organizations. This presentation was reviewed to ensure no bias was present.

Commercial Support or Non-Commercial Sponsorship:

There is no commercial support or non-commercial sponsorship for this activity.


Category: Wound


  • 1.00 - Contact Hours
  • 0.00 - Pharmacology

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