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Prevention and Management of Pressure Ulcers

Duration: 1 Day(s)
CPD Hours: 8
Start Time: 09:15
End Time: 16:30


Around 700,000 people in the UK are living with pressure ulcers and each year 180,000 people acquire pressure ulcers, many of who are still living with these wounds a year later.

This study day aims to enable nurses to understand who is at risk of pressure ulcers and what can be done to prevent pressure ulcers developing.

It is important that nurses can differentiate between moisture lesions and pressure ulcers as treatment differs. When pressure ulcers develop the nurse needs to able to stage the pressure ulcer, assess the wound and use appropriate dressings and treatment.
This study day explores the reasons why pressure ulcers fail to heal and advocates a holistic approach to management and treatment of pressure ulcers.


Pressure ulcer or moisture lesion:

  • How to tell the difference and why it matters

Why pressure ulcers develop:

  • How to grade or stage the ulcer and why this matters

Who is at risk of developing pressure ulcers and how great is this risk:

  • Using assessment scales to assess the risk of pressure ulcer development
  • The value of clinical judgement.

When patients decline care and intervention. Is this neglect?

  • Safeguarding and pressure ulcers


  • How to document assessments and actions to reduce risk

Wound assessment:

  • Structure and function of the skin
  • Stages of wound healing,
  • Factors that delay wound healing
  • Assessment of the wound using tissue type/colour
  • Action plan using a T.I.M.E algorithm

Holistic care:

  • Treating the person and not just the wound
  • The evidence base for treatments
  • Why wounds fail to heal
  • Bandaging techniques


The day aims to improve your understanding of risk factors and evidence based interventions.

Candidates attending will learn:

  • Be aware of how to distinguish between pressure ulcers and moisture lesions
  • Understand why pressure ulcers develop and how they are staged
  • Be able to assess risk using Waterlow and other assessment scales
  • Pathophysiology of wound healing
  • Assess wounds and chose appropriate dressings
  • Principles of infection control
  • Use a holistic approach to promote healing


  • Allied Health Professionals
  • Nurses


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