This Pressure Area Care and Tissue Viability course is designed for carers and RGN’s who may need to update their skill and knowledge on the topics of pressure area care and tissue viability (prevention and management of wounds) including aspects of skin and soft tissue wounds.

The course considers measures to prevent pressure area wound development, the different types of pressure area wounds and best practise when managing wounds.

Course Summary

The syllabus covers such topics as:

  • The anatomy and physiology of the skin
  • Definition and grading of pressure ulcers
  • Discover how the blanch test can detect early signs of skin damage and skin inspection
  • Identify those at greater risk of developing pressure ulcers
  • Describe common sites for pressure ulcers to develop
  • How to follow the agreed care plan
  • Materials, equipment and resources available to prevent and relieve pressure
  • How to apply standards and precautions of infection control
  • Understand the risk factor for pressure ulcers
  • Differentiate between pressure, shear and friction forces
  • Outline the role nutritional plays in the treatment and prevention of skin damage
  • Examine the latest ways of cleaning skin to avoid damage
  • Factors delaying the healing process

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Level: 2

Max attendees: 15

Course length: ½ day

This course can be tailored to meet your specific requirements

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