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Understanding and caring for individuals with vulnerable skin - Module 3

Online Learning

Understanding and caring for individuals with vulnerable skin - Module 3

E-Learning Course
Continence Management
Publication Year
Approx. time to complete
60 Minutes
This module is certified


The aim of this module is to provide you with information to enhance your understanding and care of individuals with vulnerable skin who may be at risk of skin injury.
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This module is certified

Learning Objectives

By the end of this module, you will be able to:

  • Describe skin anatomy, physiology and functions
  • Describe the skin changes associated with ageing and end of life
  • Understand the contributing factors for vulnerable skin
  • Describe the skin injuries common in those with vulnerable skin
  • Identify key factors essential for a comprehensive skin inspection
  • Identify holistic strategies to promote and maintain skin integrity


Dr Jill Campbell

Dr Jill Campbell is an experienced wound care clinician and Senior Research Fellow for the National Health and Medical Research Council Centre of Research Excellence in Wiser Wound Care at Griffith University in Queensland, Australia.

Her doctoral research investigated the phenomenon of Incontinence Associated Dermatitis (IAD) in the acute care setting. Her special skin integrity interests are also pressure injury prevention and management and more broadly, preventing skin injury in vulnerable elders.

She has published and presented her research internationally and has been an invited member of several global expert panels.

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