Pressure Ulcer Prevention (Acute) - Health & Social Care Training - CPD Accredited

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The aim of this module is to provide you with a good basic knowledge of pressure ulcer management, including:

  • The causes of pressure ulcers: how and why they occur, and which types of patient are most vulnerable to them
  • Current best practice in preventing the development of pressure ulcers
  • How to treat a pressure ulcer when it first appears.

 1 - Introduction

 2 - What is a 'pressure ulcer'?

 3 - What causes pressure ulcers?

 4 - Assessing pressure ulcers

 5 - Repositioning techniques

 6 - Managing a Category 1 ulcer 

By the end of this module, you will be able to:

  • State when and why pressure ulcers can occur
  • Describe the category scheme for pressure ulcers and the implications of that scheme
  • Describe the types of people most vulnerable to pressure ulcers
  • List the possible consequences of failing to treat a pressure ulcer effectively at the earliest opportunity
  • Describe various means of preventing the development of pressure ulcers
  • Describe the most effective means of treating a pressure ulcer as soon as it is identified.

This module is intended for all those working in a clinical/hospital setting, and particularly for nurses/doctors who are in day-to-day contact with their services users.

It is not intended to deal with the wounds caused by pressure ulcers at categories II, III and IV.

HL Services offers CPD Accredited and Certificated online training courses following the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF). 

The online nature of the courses means that they are cheaper, but do not compromise the quality 

We take pride in our customer service, offering dedicated Tutor Support via email, online messenger and telephone. 

The test will be multiple choice. You can retake the test at no extra cost to improve your grade. 

The learning can be viewed after the test for future reference. 

The courses come complete with both online "class room" style training and downloadable documentation to aid your learning. 

You have 12 months in which to complete the course. 

All evidence of learning and certification will remain on our system for your future reference. 

You are able to access training courses on a desktop, laptop, tablet or mobile device. 

The average course takes 2 to 4 hours. 

At the end of the course you will be able to prove your knowledge as well by having skills that they can apply and evidence in the workplace. 

If you are looking for training services so that you can support your staff, remain compliant, get a new job, start a new career or expand your current learning and development then this the place to start. 

The courses are accessible for everyone so even the busiest care worker or care manager will be able to fit some learning in to their lifestyle. This is especially useful for those doing shift work and uneven work patterns so unable to commit to a regular training course and persons new in to the Health & Social Care Sector.


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