Pressure Area Care

Edify Training
Delivery Method: Face-to-face

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.

Introduction
  • Introduction and course overview
Course Programme
  • Anatomy & skin function
  • Pressure ulcers defined
  • Those at risk
  • How ulcers form
  • Prevention inc nutrition
  • Recognising development
  • Treatment methods
  • Mattresses & chairs
  • Course evaluation

This course can be extended for more experienced staff allowing for greater discussion on ulcer assessment and classification including the use of Waterlow scoring.

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