SKIN TEARS IN THE ELDERLY

Authors

  • Mayara Spin Universidade Estadual Paulista – Faculdade de Medicina de Botucatu − Botucatu (SP), Brasil. https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4545-608X
  • Marcelli Cristine Vocci Universidade Estadual Paulista – Faculdade de Medicina de Botucatu − Botucatu (SP), Brasil. https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0029-139X
  • Kyara Marcondes Sardeli Universidade Estadual Paulista – Faculdade de Medicina de Botucatu − Botucatu (SP), Brasil. https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6932-3380
  • Clarita Terra Rodrigues Serafim Universidade Estadual Paulista – Faculdade de Medicina de Botucatu − Botucatu (SP), Brasil. https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3736-1665
  • Bruna Cristina Velozo Universidade Estadual Paulista – Faculdade de Medicina de Botucatu − Botucatu (SP), Brasil. https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3334-8578
  • Regina Célia Popim Universidade Estadual PaulistaUniversidade Estadual Paulista – Faculdade de Medicina de Botucatu − Botucatu (SP), Brasil. https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8341-1590
  • Meire Cristina Novelli e Castro Universidade Estadual PaulistaUniversidade Estadual Paulista – Faculdade de Medicina de Botucatu − Botucatu (SP), Brasil. https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0590-4127

Abstract

Objectives: to identify in the scientific literature the knowledge produced about skin tears injuries in the elderly. Methods: it is an integrative literature review (2014-2019), carried out by searching the databases/platforms National Library of Medicine, Biomedical Answers and Biblioteca Virtual em Saúde, with descriptors and the Boolean operators “and” and “or ”. Results: from the bibliographic search, selection and analysis, eight articles made up the sample. For skin tears injuries in the elderly, four pillars of care emerged: maintenance of organic and tissue homeostasis with a focus on proper nutrition and hydration; avoid trauma to senile skin, providing a safe environment with suitable devices; and the systematization of health care and education for elderly skin care. Conclusion: as prevention mechanisms, primary prevention is achieved through a unique care plan and health education activities, focused on risk factors and vulnerabilities, minimizing damage and complications.

 

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2021-02-09 — Updated on 2021-02-11

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Spin M, Vocci MC, Marcondes Sardeli K, Terra Rodrigues Serafim C, Velozo BC, Popim RC, Novelli e Castro MC. SKIN TEARS IN THE ELDERLY. ESTIMA [Internet]. 2021 Feb. 11 [cited 2021 Dec. 2];19. Available from: https://www.revistaestima.com.br/estima/article/view/1002

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