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Tissue Viability Awareness

Ascend Learning Solutions

Pressure ulcers are extremely painful, can cause extreme levels of discomfort and pain, and can lead to loss of limbs, or even life, in some cases. Therefore, prevention is a far better alternative than curing. This course will give you the knowledge and skills to recognise the development of a pressure ulcer at its early stages, which can help in reducing chances of infection and serious illness.

Who should complete the course?

This course is ideal for all health, care and wellbeing staff who look after any person at risk.

Aims

To provide delegates with the underpinning knowledge to enable them to reduce the risk of a pressure ulcer developing and respond appropriately if one does.

Outcomes

By the end of the course, delegates will have the skills to:

  • Recognise the risk factors in the development of pressure ulcers
  • Take preventative measures against the development of pressure ulcers
  • Manage pressure ulcers and promote healing
Course Content

Course Content

  • Definitions
  • Legislation
  • Structure and functions of the skin
  • Stages of pressure ulcer development
  • Risk factors
  • Treatments
  • Prevention

Duration

Half day (3 hours)

Assessment

Observation and groupwork.

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