Tissue Viability, Public Service Plaza, Wednesday, 10. July 2019

This basic awareness course which will help care staff to identify the early warning signs of pressure injury development as well as important aspects of assessment, prevention and management including nutrition, hydration, mobility, grading and equipment choice within the context of a community setting. The course will enable care staff to provide care to maintain healthy skin and prevent skin breakdown, by undertaking pressure area care in accordance with an individual’s care/support plan and risk assessment. Learners will be able to identify when to refer appropriately to a health professional
Learners will also be made aware of their responsibilities in relation to raising safeguarding alerts where pressure injuries have been identified as a result of neglect or abuse.
Learning Outcomes
By the end of this learning, you will be able to:

Identify legislation, national and local guidelines, policy and procedures that affect pressure area care

Identify at least 5 key structures of the skin, their location and function
Define a pressure ulcer, and describe at least four causes and consequences
Identify the risk of an individual developing a pressure ulcer, and gain awareness of assessment tools
Explain three key interventions that will prevent development of pressure ulcers
Describe why it is important to follow a care plan, and the actions to take including referral
Describe at least three different devices available to prevent and treat pressure ulcers
Complete a pressure ulcer risk assessment including documentation

Additional Information
PaCT in partnership with Southern Health are offering training on the prevention and management of pressure injuries for care staff.
You will need to gain your manager’s permission before booking this course.

Wednesday, 10. July 2019, Public Service Plaza, Tissue Viability

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