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What to Teach in Skin Tear Education Programs
In partnership with the International Skin Tear Advisory Panel

Friday, May 27, 2022
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

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This presentation will examine education as a core strategy to increase skin tear awareness. Education in the context of person-centred care and knowing where to start will be explored.
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