Prevention & Care Of Pressure Sores Training
Pressure sore training covering all aspects of awareness, prevention, management and risk factors of pressures sores within a care environment.
Sometimes referred to as ‘the bane of the care industry’, pressure sores will doubtless mean increased discomfort for the individual, as well as increased concern and workload for the service provider. Often avoidable yet potentially lethal and often seen as a commentary on care standards, sometimes unfairly so, it is imperative that support staff are trained to understand pressure sores, identify them at the earliest opportunity, respond and report appropriately and appreciate the factors which may have caused a pressure sore to develop.
The Prevention & Care Of Pressure Sores course will be guided through understanding the anatomy of healthy skin and then how and why pressure sores develop, through to responding and onwards support of the individual through recovery.
A visual course with candidate participation encouraged throughout, Care-FULLY TRAINED’s Prevention & Care Of Pressure Sores course will leave candidates equipped and clear about pressure sores and the correct relevant care practices.
Anatomy & Physiology Of The Skin
What Is Skin
Functions Of The Skin
Maintaining Healthy Skin
What Is A Pressure Sore
Pressure Sore Sites
Types Of Pressure
Pressure Sore Consequences
What To Do If You Find A Pressure Sore
Pressure Sore Grading
Methods For Identifying & Recording Pressure Sores
The Waterlow Scale
Strategies To Prevent Pressure Sores
Pressure Area Care