Essentials of Skin Care

Offered By

College of Paramedics

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30 minutes
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Course Information

Target Audience
Course Structure

Why should I take this course?

This micro skills lesson from the College of Paramedics discusses the importance of skin care and assessment. It presents an overview of the skin and how it changes over the lifespan. This lesson will be of benefit to Health and Care Workers, practitioners or carers across any care setting.

This course is ideal for

All health professionals.

What you can expect

A 30 minute eLearning course containing interactive content and activities. 

Validate your learning

Each participant receives a certificate upon course completion.

Do I need any prior qualifications or experience?

Our courses and programs have been designed to meet the needs of a broad range of trainees and qualified healthcare professionals. For most courses, we do not ask that you hold certain qualifications or meet certain criteria.
Some courses are aligned to specialist medical curricula so there is a certain level of medical knowledge required in these cases. On the whole, however, the courses and programs are accessible to a broad audience of learners.

Are the programs accredited for continuous professional development (CPD) or continuing medical education (CME)?

Our courses have been developed and are delivered by Talisium's global network of content providers including universities and various professional bodies whose work underpins CPD for healthcare professionals.
Certificates of completion will be available and can be downloaded once a course has been completed. These can be used as evidence of learning for training and CPD purposes. You will need to check with your governing body about CPD standards and requirements.
Unless otherwise stated, certificates issued through Talisium are not qualifications of any formal assessment.

Here is what you will cover in
this course 

name the main features and functions of the skin

describe the importance of the skin barrier in maintaining healthy skin

recognise features of healthy, vulnerable and damaged skin

describe the importance of skin assessment

recall the key steps of a skin assessment

describe the care and support required to manage healthy, vulnerable and damaged skin

record and report findings from a skin assessment

value the importance of good communication and interpersonal skills with the multidisciplinary team