October 15, 2019 —Healthy Skin Shorts, a series of five, fun, educational, 3-4 minute YouTube videos is now available to the public for viewing free of charge. Produced by Kendal Outreach, LLC, in collaboration with Pennsylvania health care providers, the videos were developed as a tool to educate the public on skin anatomy, care, and prevention of problems associated with the skin. Everyone, young and old, should know about their skin, how to care for it and the vital role it plays in our health.
To view the videos, click HERE or copy and paste the following address into your web browser:
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PA MAP-IT for Healthy Skin (MAP-IT stands for Manage, Assess, Plan, Intervene and Teach) is a unique initiative that includes acute care, skilled nursing, personal care/assisted living, home care agencies and wound clinics. Launched in 2011, its goal is to reduce the high incidence of pressure ulcers among Pennsylvania residents and patients regardless of the setting in which they receive health care. The project is led by Kendal Outreach, LLC and was designed based on advice from experts and interested stakeholders who had a keen interest in improving outcomes for Pennsylvania’s citizens. PA MAP-IT for Healthy Skin has developed four local continua of care in the state responsible for implementing the project. The Eastern PA (Montgomery County) continuum developed Healthy Skin Shorts as a way to inform and educate the public about healthy skin care.
About Kendal Outreach
A subsidiary of Kendal, Kendal Outreach has been sharing Kendal’s approach to quality care with consumers, advocates, providers, government agencies, and related organizations since 1987. Kendal Outreach has educated over 40,000 nurses and other long term care professionals through in-person programs, webinars and teleconferences. Other educational accomplishments since 1987 include:
- Participated in over 6,000 on-site consultation visits
- Developed over 40 training sites that have hosted 450 training sessions for PA facilities;
- Provided support and education to organizations in 49 states, Canada and Australia;
- Received seven grants totaling over $10 million dollars;
- Developed or co-developed 12 major initiatives.
Additional information or questions regarding skin care and pressure ulcer prevention can be found on the PA MAP-IT for Healthy Skin. Alternatively, you may reach us at email@example.com or 610.335.1280.