About Pressure Sore Awareness
Our pressure sore awareness course is for those employed or looking to work in health care. Training will cover how to manage pressure ulcers and their common sites. The trainer will also go into detail in regards to the main structures and functions of the skin.
How long will this course take?
This course is 2 hours long and spread across 1 day.
Who needs this training?
This course is highly recommended for those working in the care and medical sectors.
What are the main points covered?
The course gives candidates an understanding of pressure sores and how to help prevent them, common sites for pressure sores and it gives candidates a clear idea of how to manage them.
How is it delivered?
Courses are delivered in-house or online via webinar/e-learning for up to 12 people. We also hold open courses across the UK.
How do you get Certified?
This course is available via an in-house group course for up to 12 delegates. Choose for the course to be delivered either face to face or by a blended learning option, at a time and place convenient to you. Alternatively, learn through one of our scheduled courses at centres located across the UK. Upon completion of this course, a certificate will be awarded.
Pressure Sore Awareness Course Outline
- Understanding pressure sores and how to help prevent them.
- The main structures and functions of the skin.
- Pressure ulcers.
- Common sites for pressure ulcers.
- Managing pressure ulcers.
Diabetes Awareness FAQs
What is a pressure sore?
Pressure sores, also known as pressure ulcers or bedsores, are injuries to the skin and underlying tissue, normally caused by prolonged pressure to the skin. Anyone can get them, but they typically affect people confined to bed or sitting in a chair or wheelchair for long periods of time.
Who is the training for?
Pressure Sore Awareness training is suitable for anyone working in the healthcare or medical sectors.
What will I learn in this course?
Candidates will be taught the fundamentals of pressure sore care, how to identify infection, and the types of treatment available. The course also looks at ways to prevent pressure ulcers and how to clean open wounds and blisters.
Are there practical aspects to the training?
The training includes practical group activities guided by our specialist pressure sore instructors. Upon completion, candidates will be able to accurately assess patients at risk and apply appropriate precautions or treatment to the individual.