Pressure Ulcer Prevention: Raising an Awareness

Caring Footsteps
Delivery Method: Face-to-face

This half day course is for staff working in care homes, nursing homes, domiciliary care & supported living & aims to raise the awareness of pressure ulcer prevention as part of their job role.


  • Describe why pressure ulcer prevention is important
  • Explain what a pressure ulcer is
  • List the common sites of pressure ulcers
  • Describe the categories of pressure ulcers
  • List the risk factors
  • Describe how the risk of developing a pressure ulcer is assessed
  • Demonstrate how to put SKINS bundle into practice to prevent pressure ulcers developing
  • Describe your responsibilities in preventing pressure ulcers developing
  • Explain the role of safeguarding in relation to pressure ulcers
  • Discuss using a trigger tool to identify when to refer for support & guidance
  • Length:

    3 Hours

    Bespoke Sessions

    This course is available to groups on a bespoke basis. Please contact us for further information and pricing.

    Other Information:

    • All training sessions have been written using Skills for Care Induction Related Training, part of recommendations for CQC Providers Guide (2015).
    • Where possible content is evidence based.
    • All sessions are regularly reviewed to ensure the most up to date evidence is used.
    • Sessions will be adjusted to meet the needs of your organisation.
    • In addition to the training sessions Caring Footsteps currently delivers, bespoke training can also be written and delivered.

    Caring Footsteps will provide theoretical information and materials for training provided, however it is the providers’ responsibility to declare individuals attended training competent to practice. Caring Footsteps will not declare any individual competent to practice.

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