Fellow shed member, Dr Crosby Rechtin will provide information to our members about common injuries to the skin, injuries that we are likely to come across while at the Shed.
The skin is the largest organ of the body, with a total area of about 2.25 sq metres. The skin protects us from microbes and the elements, helps regulate body temperature, and permits the sensations of touch, heat, and cold. When injured or damaged by Cuts, Lacerations, Burns and Bites, or worn by an older person, or has skin diseases, the protective capabilities are reduced and we are at increased risk.
Come along and learn what to be of aware of in managing skin injuries as we age, and how we can protect this very important organ and limit damage when injuries occur.