Pressure Area Care2019-09-26T12:47:50+01:00

Project Description

Pressure Area Care

Course List

Pressure Area Care

Course List
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Level:
Level 2.

Accreditation:
This course is CPD certified.

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Course Aims

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.

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Learning Outcomes

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

  • Assessment tools

  • 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

  • Infection control

  • Team working

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How can I purchase courses?2019-09-26T15:09:02+01:00

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Are online courses accredited?2019-06-19T14:35:26+01:00

Yes, they are. Courses are CPD Certified and our Care Certificate is one of the first to be endorsed by Skills for Care.

How much do courses cost?2019-06-19T14:40:15+01:00

This will depend on which model you choose, our unlimited access subscription model starts from 47p per person per month. The Pay As You Go option starts from 99p per course depending on how many course credits you buy. Both options offer extremely good value for money. Not only that, we promise to beat any like for like quote from any other UK eLearning provider. Call now on 020 3397 9734.

How are courses going to be delivered?2019-06-19T14:40:04+01:00

Courses are delivered online and work on any internet enabled device. As long as you have access to an internet connection you can complete courses when and where you like 24 hours a day.

Are courses certified?2019-06-19T14:40:29+01:00

Courses are fully certified. Once a learner successfully completes a course you are able to download the completion certificate FREE of charge.

How long do courses take to complete?2019-06-19T14:40:23+01:00

Some of our shorter courses will typically take between 30 minutes and an hour to complete. Some of the bigger ones will take longer and depends largely on each individual’s learning speed.