Pressure Sore Prevention Training

This training program aims to reduce the prevalence of pressure ulcers in nursing homes by teaching participants about the causes, symptoms, and preventative measures.

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This training program aims to reduce pressure ulcer incidence in nursing homes by teaching participants about the origins, symptoms, and preventative techniques of pressure ulcers.

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Pressure Sore Prevention Training FAQs

We can deliver this training at your premises, as long as it’s within the UK. Also, we have our own venues in the UK if you don’t have access to a training room. In addition, we are able to deliver this training virtually using Zoom (Zoom sessions for this course will only be available for Theory only sessions)

This training is for anyone working within the health and social care sector.
We will deliver this training for a group of up to 12 delegates. Similarly, for larger groups we can either provide multiple trainers on the same day or run multiple days to get everyone trained.
One of our expert clinical tutors, these are either Nurses or Doctors with an abundance of clinical and complex care experience and knowledge – so you’ll be in great hands! Furthermore, we will let you know who is doing the training in advance, you can check out their skills and experience by finding them on our meet the team page.

Pressure Sore Prevention Training

By teaching participants how to help avoid pressure ulcers and what their roles and responsibilities are in doing so, this preventative course aims to reduce the occurrence of pressure ulcers in care settings. This course is a level-2 certificate program in pressure sore prevention.

Course Outline:

Attendees of this comprehensive training program on pressure sore prevention will gain a comprehensive understanding of the factors that contribute to the development of pressure sores in addition to practical preventive strategies. By means of a blend of didactic content and practical techniques, attendees will acquire the competencies required to provide optimal care.

I. Understanding Skin

  • Explore the intricate structure and vital functions of the skin.
  • Learn about the different layers of the skin and their roles in maintaining overall health.
  • Recognize the critical importance of skin in protecting the body from external elements and preventing infections.

II. What is a Pressure Sore?

  • Gain a clear understanding of what pressure sores are and their defining characteristics.
  • Familiarize yourself with the commonly used terminology associated with pressure sores.
  • Identify the specific areas of the body that are frequently affected by pressure sores.

III. How do Pressure Sores Occur?

  • Delve into the various factors and mechanisms that contribute to the formation of pressure sores.
  • Understand the relationship between pressure, friction, and shear forces on the skin and their impact on pressure sore development.
  • Explore the effects of prolonged pressure on bony prominences and the subsequent damage to the skin.

IV. Pressure Sores vs Incontinence Dermatitis

  • Differentiate between pressure sores and incontinence dermatitis in terms of etiology, appearance, and management.
  • Enhance your ability to identify and distinguish between these two conditions accurately.

V. The Different Grades of Pressure Sores

  • Familiarize yourself with the classification system used to grade pressure sores.
  • Learn about the different stages or grades of pressure sores, including Stage 1 to Stage 4 and unstageable sores.
  • Develop proficiency in assessing and determining the severity of pressure sores.

VI. How Can We Prevent Pressure Sores?

  • Explore a range of preventive strategies and techniques to minimize the risk of pressure sore development.
  • Learn proper repositioning techniques to reduce pressure on vulnerable areas.
  • Understand the importance of using pressure redistribution surfaces and implementing effective skincare practices.
  • Discover the crucial role of proper nutrition in maintaining skin health and preventing pressure sores.

VII. Pressure Ulcer Dressings, Aids, and Correct Use of Equipment

  • Gain knowledge about various types of dressings used in the management of pressure sores.
  • Explore different assisting devices and equipment designed to redistribute pressure effectively.
  • Learn the correct utilization and application techniques for dressings, aids, and equipment.

By the end of this Pressure Sore Prevention Training, attendees will be equipped with the knowledge, skills, and practical strategies to effectively prevent pressure sores and provide optimal care to individuals at risk. With a strong foundation in understanding skin, pressure sore development, and prevention techniques, participants will be prepared to make a positive impact on the lives of those in their care.

Course Duration: 3 hours

Pressure Sore Prevention Training Course Summary

Arm yourself with the knowledge and abilities that are necessary to avoid pressure sores. Find more about the structure of the skin, what causes pressure sores, and practical preventative measures. Recognize the connection between incontinence dermatitis and pressure sores. Become proficient in the use of aids and dressings for pressure ulcers. Lowering the chance of developing pressure sores will improve care and wellbeing.

Course Learning Outcome: Pressure Sore Prevention Training

By the end of this training course on pressure sore prevention, attendees will have gained the necessary knowledge and skills to effectively prevent and manage pressure sores.

  • Understand the anatomy of the skin and the factors that contribute to the development of pressure sores.
  • Identify the different stages and grades of pressure sores, and their associated risks and complications.
  • Implement practical strategies for preventing pressure sores, including proper positioning, regular skin assessments, and effective use of pressure-relieving equipment.
  • Recognize the relationship between pressure sores and incontinence dermatitis, and employ appropriate preventive measures.
  • Acquire proficiency in selecting and applying pressure ulcer dressings and aids to optimize healing and comfort.

Upon completion of this training, attendees will be equipped with the knowledge and skills to enhance the care and well-being of individuals at risk of pressure sores, ultimately improving their quality of life.