J Wound Ostomy Continence Nurs 2016 Jan-Feb;43(1):17-22; quiz E1-2
Kimberly LeBlanc, MN, RN, CETN(C), School of Nursing, Faculty of Health Sciences, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada; KDS Professional Consulting, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada; and School of Physical Therapy, Faculty of Health Sciences, Western University, London, Ontario, Canada.Kathryn Kozell, MScN, BScN, BA, RN, CETN(C), has retired.Lina Martins, MScN, BScN, RN, CETN(C), London Health Sciences Centre, London, Ontario, Canada; and School of Physical Therapy, Faculty of Health Sciences, Western University, London, Ontario, Canada.Louise Forest-Lalande, MEd, RN, ET, has retired.Marilyn Langlois, BScN, RN, ET, University Hospital of Northern British Columbia, Enterostomal Therapy Department, Prince George, BC, Canada; and Academic Advisor, Canadian Association for Enterostomal Therapy K2P RN Wound Program.Mary Hill, MN, BScN, RN, CETN(C), Alberta Health Services, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
: Skin-moisturizing routines are part of a bundle of interventions designed to prevent skin tears.Objective
: This Evidence-Based Report Card reviews the effect of twice-daily moisturization of the skin on skin tear occurrence versus occurrence rates using routine skin care.Search Strategy
: The literature was systematically reviewed for studies that evaluated the use of standardized skin moisturizers on the rate of skin tears in the older adults (>60 years of age). Read More