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Pressure Area Care

Pressure Area Care and Prevention Training

dreamstime_s_38236653Identifying and preventing pressure area ulcers is an essential skill for the health and social care worker. Elderly people and those with reduced mobility, acute illnesses or sensory impairment are at risk from pressure sores. This half-day course will help the care worker identify and mitigate the risks of pressure area injury.

What’s Included

  • Tea / coffee and biscuits
  • All work and exercise sheets
  • Certification on completion of the course
Duration: Half-day course (3 hours)
Location: The Unity Training Suite, 1 The Avenue, Eastbourne, East Sussex
Frequency: Unity recommends annual updates for healthcare workers

Who Should Attend the Pressure Area Care and Prevention Course?

This course is essential for everyone employed in the health and social care sector who is working with people at risk from pressure area injury. This includes residential care home owners, managers and staff, and care support staff working in the community.

Pressure Area Care and Prevention Training – Course Content

  • What is a pressure ulcer?
  • Structures and functions of the skin
  • Causes, stages and factors in the development of pressure ulcers
  • Identifying those at greatest risk
  • Common pressure ulcer sites
  • Defining and grading of pressure ulcers
  • Risk assessment
  • Detection of early signs of skin damage (the ‘blanch test’)
  • Systems and aids used in preventing and relieving of pressure

Learn how to safeguard clients at risk from pressure area ulcers. Contact Unity Training or by phone on 0333 101 0056 * to arrange your staff’s Pressure Area Care traiing today.

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