Pressure Area Care

PRESSURE AREA CARE

Course Number

SC0107

Validity

1 Year

Duration

1/2 Day

Assessment

Continuous

Pressure ulcers occur when a localised area of skin and underlying tissue becomes damaged due to pressure, friction, or shear. Most sores can be prevented. Attending delegates will gain a thorough understanding of the subject to help them minimise opportunity for ulcer formation and optimise any required treatment for the persons in their care.

Suitable for:

Care

Care

80-95% of pressure sores are avoidable. 700,000 people are affected annually. (N.H.S)

Introduction

  • Introduction and course overview

Course Programme

  • Anatomy & skin function
  • Pressure ulcers defined
  • Those at risk
  • How ulcers form
  • Prevention incl. nutrition
  • Recognising development
  • Treatment methods
  • Equipment
  • Course evaluation