Pressure Ulcer Awareness

This course is for registered nurses and care staff who are caring for individuals at risk of, or who have pressure ulcers and sores.

Duration: 3.5 hours

Course Content

  • Statistics
  • The role of the care professional
  • What is a pressure ulcer?
  • Who is at risk?
  • Impact on the individual
  • Oxygen and blood flow
  • Causes of pressure ulcers
  • Key areas
  • Medication and pressure ulcers
  • What is not a pressure ulcer
  • 5 simple steps
  • Risk reduction
  • Skin inspections

Assessment Method: Ongoing trainer observation.

Jude TurnerPressure Ulcer Awareness