This Pressure Area Care Training is designed for RGN’s and support workers who may need to update their knowledge and skills on the topics of pressure area care and prevention. Pressure ulcers occur when a localised area of skin and underlying tissue becomes damaged due to continual pressure, friction, or shear.Info & Booking Enquiry
Most sores can be prevented with early intervention and detection. Attending students will gain a thorough understanding of the subject to help them minimise opportunity for ulcers to form and optimise any required treatment for the individuals in their care.
- What is pressure area care and tissue viability
- Pressure Ulcer Prevention
- Subject knowledge assessment
- Professional, legal & ethical issues of wound management
- Wound etiology
- Wound Categories
- Wound types
- Wound phases / healing
- Factors affecting healing
- Waterlow Pressure Area Risk Assessment Chart
The primary aim of this tool is to assist you to assess risk of a patient/client developing a pressure ulcer. We use this together with your clinical judgement.
The Waterlow consists of seven items: build/weight, height, visual assessment of the skin, sex/age, continence, mobility, and appetite, and special risk factors, divided into tissue malnutrition, neurological deficit, major surgery/trauma, and medication.
- Dressing types & selection
- Summary & course evaluation
Course Assessment and Certification
Assessment will be by continuous assessment by the trainer – there is no ‘test’ paper.
A certificate will be issued upon successful completion of course and is valid for 2 years.
Customers who booked this course also booked Woundcare Management Training for their nursing staff.
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Tidal Training provide onsite face to face healthcare training to large and small group organisations and across the United Kingdom. Our tutors will travel to your workplace or choice of venue and deliver training at a time and date which fits in with your organisations work commitments. If you require training outside of normal working hours we will be more than happy to support you.
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