University Centre forNursing and Midwifery


Global ISTAP Classification System Validation Project

publication date: 05/12/2018

As part of a global ISTAP Classification System validation project, the International Skin Tear Advisory Panel (ISTAP) Classification System has been translated into 15 languages worldwide. The translated skin tear classification tools are now available on our website.

The International Skin Tear Advisory Panel (ISTAP) was formed to raise international awareness of the prediction, assessment, prevention, and management of skin tears. The ISTAP comprises a panel of multidisciplinary healthcare professionals representing: Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, Middle East, North America and South America. Visit the ISTAP website to know more about this inter-professional collaboration.


Elien Zwaenepoel
Elien Zwaenepoel