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Pressure ulcers can be extremely painful, difficult to treat and in some extreme cases even life threatening. As a result, this module has been designed to provide learners with an increased an
awareness of the causes and contributing factors of skin pressure damage, referred to as ulcers.
This module provides learners with an increased understanding of the regulatory requirements relating to tissue viability, as well as information on appropriate wound care.
On completion of the module, learners will also have the required knowledge to assess the risk from pressure ulcers on individuals and knowledge of the relevant tools available to prevent damage
occurring. On completion of this course learners will:
Recognise regulatory requirements
Define the term "pressure ulcer"
Describe the basic structure of skin
Describe the common sites for the development of pressure ulcers
Outline the role nutrition and health play in the prevention of skin damage
List aids to prevent and relieve pressure
Areas covered include:
Welcome and learning objectives
Pressure ulcers and risk factors
Equipment and good practise
The content of this course has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.
On completion of this course you will be able to download a College certificate.
Approximately 2 - 3 hours. The length of time taken depends entirely on how quickly you can study and absorb the material. You can proceed as quickly or slowly as you like.
This module is aimed at all employees working in the Health and Social Care Sector who work with individuals susceptible to pressures ulcers. The course is also suitable for anyone wanting to learn
more about tissue viability, its causes and potential treatment.