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Pressure Area Care

Subject category: Nursing and Health Care

Course overview

This course has been developed for care and support staff working with people who through age or specific conditions, need support to ensure the correct prevention and management of pressure sores. The course aims to improve the understanding of the causes of pressure sores and methods of preventing them. Learners will explore methods of good practice and examine the role of the care worker in the prevention and healing of pressure sores.
This course is delivered using a range of methods and resources including:
Case studies, group discussions, small group activities and self-assessment
This course has been developed and mapped to:
NICE Guidelines: Pressure Ulcers: Prevention and Management
And the following QCF unit:
Undertake Agreed Pressure Area Care

Course content

Anatomy and physiology of the skin
Definition of a pressure ulcer
The causes of pressure ulcers
Identifying those at risk
Preventative measures
Evidence-based practice

Learning outcomes

Understand the anatomy and physiology of the skin in relation to pressure area care
Define what a pressure ulcer is
List the causes of pressure ulcers
Identify those at risk of developing a pressure ulcer
Describe how to prevent a pressure ulcer
Understand good practice in relation to own role when undertaking pressure area care
Follow the agreed care plan
Understand the use of materials, equipment and resource’s available when undertaking pressure area care


3 hours

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