Pressure Area Care

30 min course

Course Description

Pressure sores may sound like superficial damage and discolouration of the skin, but it can be much worse. Deep ulcers that extend down to the tendon, muscle and bone can develop without a solid understanding of how to care for pressure areas. Pressure sores can range from superficial damage involving little more than skin discolouration to deep ulcers that extend down to tendon and muscle or bone. Pressure sores are an ‘avoidable harm’, and their prevention is a key area of care in at risk individuals. Pressure sore assessment and prevention is essential to ensure that individuals receive safe, effective, harm-free care.

Key objectives:

  • The anatomy and physiology of the skin in relation to pressure area care.
  • What a pressure sore is and how to identify pressure sites of the body.
  • The risk factors and interventions that can reduce the risk of skin breakdown and pressure sores.
  • Materials and equipment for pressure area care.
  • Legislation and guidance relevant to pressure area care.
  • How to prepare to undertake pressure area care.
  • How to undertake pressure area care.
  • What to report in relation to pressure area care

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