Pressure Area Care
Pressure Area Care
This eLearning course aims to introduce you to the topic of pressure area care in Health and Social Care.
It begins by describing the anatomy and physiology of the skin as it relates to pressure areas. The course then describes what pressure areas are, what a pressure sore is and informs the learner about the different pressure sites of the body. The course then explains the factors that might put an individual at risk of skin breakdown and pressure sores.
In the next stage, the learner will be introduced to a range of interventions that can reduce the risk of skin breakdown and pressure sores, and the aids and equipment that can be used to relieve pressure.
In the final stage, the course outlines the different legislation and national guidance affecting pressure area care describes ways of working and explains the importance of team working in relation to pressure area care.
Please choose whether you’re an organisation or an individual
On completion of this course learners should know and understand the following:
Recall the anatomy and physiology of the skin in relation to pressure area care.
Identify good practice in relation to own role when undertaking pressure area care.
Outline the use of materials and equipment when undertaking pressure area care.
Know why you must follow the agreed care plan.
Identify legislation and guidance relevant to pressure area care.
Know how to prepare to undertake pressure area care.
Know how to undertake pressure area care.
Know what to report in relation to pressure area care.
Course Syllabus Includes
Anatomy and physiology of the skin
Functions of the skin
Ageing of the skin
Warning signs of skin breakdown
How a pressure sore develops
Grades of pressure sores
Common pressure sites
Factors that increase the risk
Friction and shearing
How to avoid pressure sores
Maintaining healthy skin
Recording and reporting
Pressure relieving equipment
Legislation and national guidelines
Pressure sore treatment
Pressure care management
Following care plans
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