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Pressure Ulcer Prevention for HCAs

Duration: 1 Day - Start Time: 09:15 End Time: 16:30 - CPD Hours: 8 - Price: £0.00

A list of available dates can be found at the foot of this page.

Course Overview

The course provides an opportunity to gain insight into pressure ulcer development and prevention. Pressure ulcers cause immeasurable pain and suffering and the majority of them remain preventable across primary, secondary and tertiary care.

The course will be attended by HCAs, HCSWs and Assistant Practitioners.

Course Content

Overview of anatomy and physiology of the skin

Pressure ulcer development

Classification of pressure ulcers - workshop

Pressure ulcer risk assessment

Preventative strategies (including support surfaces, skin assessment, repositioning, incontinence and nutrition - the fundamental aspects of pressure ulcer prevention)

Course Aims and Outcomes

To understand how pressure ulcers develop, recognise early signs and develop skills in skin assessment, risk assessment and implementation of preventative care planning.

  • Identify the layers of the skin to support pressure ulcer classification
  • Understand the role of skin in the prevention of pressure ulcers
  • Consider how pressure ulcers develop and what the associated risk factors are
  • Recognise the legal implications of pressure ulcer development
  • Appreciate the value of risk assessment
  • Identify with the role of Healthcare Support Workers and Healthcare Assistants in the prevention of pressure ulcers

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    This course is now only provided In-House for groups of people. Please contact us for a quote and further details on: or phone: 017687 73030.

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M&K Update Ltd, The Old Bakery, St Johns Steet, Keswick, Cumbria, CAI2 5AS.

Tel: 017687 73030
Fax: 017687 81099

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