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Skin Care Fair

This material from Louisiana Health Care Review, Inc. was adapted by GMCF, the Medicare Quality Improvement Organization for Georgia, under contract with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The contents presented do not necessarily reflect CMS policy. Publication No. 8SOW-GA-NH-08-40

what is the skin care fair
What Is The Skin Care Fair?
  • A pressure ulcer prevention

in-service with hands on activities that are fun!

  • Each activity covers one of the Braden Scale risk factors for pressure ulcers and includes a lesson learned from The Daily Post
  • Designed for the C N As and direct staff. Use as a train the trainer activity for nurses.
tools
Tools
  • Skin Care Fair PowerPoint
  • Skin Care Fair Instructions with inventory list of required supplies
  • Take Home Sheet for the C N A
  • Ten Commandments of Wound Care
  • Braden Puzzle Pieces
  • Skin Care Fair Flyer
helpful hints
Helpful Hints
  • The instructions contain humorous scripts and hints to ensure each activity’s success.
  • Allow ½ hour to set up your program.
  • Don’t leave fruit unattended; the residents will eat it!
  • Clean up with bleach wipes to maintain infection control.
benefits
Benefits
  • Active learning and CNAs love the activities
  • Easy to provide
  • Door opener for nursing homes
  • Able to customize interventions to facility’s policies
  • Opportunity for nursing homes to reward staff
reaching out
Reaching Out
  • After conducting these in-services in nursing homes, we conducted regional train-the-trainer workshops to spread the word.
skin care fair
Skin Care Fair
  • 3 Categories of Activities:
      • Oh, My Precious Epidermis: Hands on Activities
      • Terrors of the Deep: View the stages of pressure ulcers
      • Solving the Puzzle ofThe Braden Scale
the daily post
The Daily Post
  • Protect Dry Skin which can lead to friction injuries and skin tears
  • Use moisturizers frequently and as often as necessary
  • Always be on the look-out for skin changes
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The Daily Post
  • Be cautious when changing incontinent products, bandages, or even their clothes
  • Your elder’s skin is very fragile and can tear easily
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The Daily Post
  • Use a moisture barrier to help protect the skin from stool and urine.
  • Barrier creams and ointments only work if they are applied, and applied correctly
  • These creams can be the first line of defense for your elder to stop a pressure ulcer before it develops
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The Daily Post
  • Simple movements, such as turning or lifting, can create friction and shearing, which can injure the skin.
  • To move and reposition residents, use lifting devices and draw sheets. Avoid dragging.
critic s corner
Critic’s Corner

Treasure Hunt

Exercise 5

treasure hunt the picture on the right is view from glasses with petroleum
Treasure Huntthe picture on the right is view from glasses with petroleum

Seeing through the resident’s eyes

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The Daily Post
  • Poor nutrition is a risk factor in developing a pressure ulcer.
  • Assist residents to eat as necessary.
  • Notify the nurse if there is a decline or change in a resident’s eating habits.
  • Choose supplements that are tasty
  • Consider choice in dining as a strategy to increase weight.
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The Daily Post
  • Use support surfaces on beds and chairs to reduce pressure.
  • Avoid donuts.
  • Use pillows or devices to raise heels off the bed.
dorothy s shoes
Dorothy’s Shoes

Lions and Tigers and Bears

Oh MY!

Pressure and

Blisters and

Objects

Oh My!

Exercise 7

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The Daily Post
  • Always be on the lookout for anything that could create pressure on the skin, including the feet.
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Terrors of the Deep

Stage 1

Stage 2

Stage 3

Stage 4

solving the puzzle of the braden scale
Solving the PuzzleofThe Braden Scale*

Mobility

Friction and Sheer

Nutrition

Moisture

Activity

Sensory Perception

*Refers to The Braden Scale for Predicting Pressure Sore Risk,

Barbara Braden and Nancy Bergstrom, 1988

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This material from Louisiana Health Care Review, Inc. was adapted by GMCF, the Medicare Quality Improvement Organization for Georgia, under contract with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The contents presented do not necessarily reflect CMS policy. Publication No. 8SOW-GA-NH-08-40