Wound and Pressure Area Care (for carers) Training

Course Title: Wound and Pressure Area Care (for carers)


This workshop aims to give learners a good understanding of pressure sore prevention and wound management.

Who should attend?

Staff involved in supporting with pressure sore prevention and care management directly and whom want to understand pressure sore dressing management.

How long does the course last?

This course is delivered over half day (3 hours).

Course Content
  • What are Pressure Sores / Causes / Effects?
  • Assessment – risk factors / tools / monitoring / reporting.
  • Classification / Identification / Prevention.
  • Skin / Wound care and early treatment.
  • Mechanical loading and support surfaces – rule of 30.
  • Education.
  • Infection – signs, symptoms, prevention, treatment.
  • Pressure relieving equipment.
  • Communication, consent, dignity, privacy and choices.
By the end of the course, learners will:
    Define what a pressure sore is, causes and effects.

  • Be able to list risk assessments that can be used in relation to risk and prevention of pressure sores.
  • Be aware of the four stages of pressure sores, assessment, classification and monitoring.
  • Be able to relate pressure relieving equipment to required level of support to prevent pressure sores.
  • Understand principles of wound management.

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