Tissue Viability (Wound Care) - Level 2 - Online Course - CPD Accredited

The Mandatory Training Group
Delivery Method: e-Learning

Tissue Viability (Wound Care) - Level 2 - Online Course - CPD Accredited.

Welcome to The Mandatory Training Group's online Tissue Viability training course for front-line healthcare and social care providers. All our online training courses, programmes and qualifications are accredited by the CPD Certification Service (CPDUK).

Pressure ulcers are an injury that breaks down the skin and underlying tissue. They are caused when an area of skin is placed under pressure. They are sometimes known as ‘bedsores’ or ‘pressure sores’.

The daily costs of treating a pressure ulcer are estimated to range from £43 to £374. For uncomplicated pressure ulcers, the daily cost ranges from between £43 to £57. Caregivers need to understand the core principles of pressure ulcer prevention.

Course content

This online Tissue Viability training course covers the following:

  • Introduction to tissue viability
  • What is tissue viability?
  • What is a pressure ulcer?
  • Structure of the skin,
  • Functions of the skin,
  • Symptoms of pressure ulcers,
  • How do pressure ulcers develop?
  • Causes of pressure ulcers,
  • Factors that increase pressure ulcer risks,
  • Types of pressure ulcers,
  • Who is affected by pressure ulcers,
  • Diagnosing pressure ulcers,
  • Treatment of pressure ulcers,
  • Complications of pressure ulcers,
  • Preventing pressure ulcers,
  • Roles and responsibilities of the care team, and
  • Further online resources and references.

Who is the course for?

This online Tissue Viability training course should be completed by those who work in health and social care services, including:

  • NHS medical, nursing, AHP and care staff
  • Locum doctors and nurses
  • Locum allied health professionals (AHPs)
  • Agency nurses
  • Agency workers
  • Healthcare Assistants
  • Support workers
  • Care assistants
  • Community services.

Course aims

The aims and objectives of this online Tissue Viability training course are to improve the learners’ knowledge and awareness of core tissue viability principles, including the prevention of pressure ulcers.

Learning outcomes

On completion of this online Tissue Viability training course, the learner will be able to:

  • Define tissue viability,
  • Define pressure ulcer,
  • Know the structure of the skin,
  • Understand the functions of the skin,
  • Know how pressure ulcers develop,
  • Know the causes of pressure ulcers,
  • Know the factors that increase pressure ulcer risks,
  • Know the different types of pressure ulcers,
  • Know how pressure ulcers are treated,
  • Act to prevent pressure ulcers developing,
  • Know the roles and responsibilities of the care team, and
  • Know where to find additional resources relating to tissue viability.

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