Prevention and management of pressure ulcers

With the help of our comprehensive training on pressure ulcer prevention and management, you will be able to accurately identify risk factors, put preventative measures into place, assess skin conditions, make treatment decisions, and promote healing for better patient outcomes.

Gain the required skills

The comprehensive understanding and practical skills required to significantly enhance patient outcomes are provided by our Pressure Ulcer Prevention and Management Course.

With the help of the most recent research and evidence-based methods from our top-notch professors, you will be able to prevent, identify, stage, treat, and monitor ulcers with clinical accuracy.

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Pressure Ulcer 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 UK if you need access to a training room (additional charges will apply). We can also deliver this training virtually using Zoom. However, sessions delivered via Zoom will be theory only and will not include any practicals.

This training will last 2-3 hours. We give a range of time to account for variable factors such as; underlying knowledge and competence of delegates, class interaction and engagement and reduced delegate numbers. If a course finishes earlier than the allotted time, it will be due to one of these reasons. However, our trainer will ensure that all learning outcomes have been met.

Prevention and Management of Pressure Ulcers

Each year, millions of patients suffer from pressure ulcers, also referred to as bedsores or pressure injuries, which can cause pain, infection, and in extreme situations, even death. With the help of our comprehensive training on pressure ulcer prevention and management, you will be able to accurately identify risk factors, put preventative measures into place, assess skin conditions, make treatment decisions, and promote healing for better patient outcomes.

Course Description:

This Prevention and Management of Pressure Ulcers training has been tailored to equip healthcare professionals, caregivers, and individuals with the knowledge and skills needed to effectively prevent, assess, and manage pressure ulcers.

Pressure ulcers, also known as bedsores or pressure sores, can be quite debilitating and lead to serious health complications if not addressed properly and promptly.

This course covers a range of topics, starting from the basics of pressure ulcers to spotting warning signs, assessing their severity, and implementing preventive measures.

Learning Objectives:

By the end of this prevent and management of pressure ulcer course, you will be able to:

  1. Develop a solid understanding of pressure ulcers, including what they are, where they tend to occur, and why they develop.
    • Define pressure ulcers and their causes.
    • Identify common areas prone to pressure ulcer formation.
    • Grasp the underlying factors contributing to pressure ulcer development.
  2. Recognise the early warning signs and risks associated with pressure ulcers.
    • Be able to spot the initial signs and symptoms of pressure ulcers.
    • Identify individuals who are at a higher risk of developing pressure ulcers.
  3. Understand the assessment process and how to grade a Pressure Ulcer.
    • Learn how to carry out a thorough assessment of pressure ulcers.
    • Comprehend the grading system used to determine the seriousness of pressure ulcers.
  4. Get to grips with a variety of measures to prevent pressure ulcers.
    • Explore various strategies and techniques for preventing pressure ulcers.
    • Understand how to reposition and provide appropriate skin care to reduce the risk of pressure ulcers.
  5. Understand the critical role of healthy nutrition in both preventing and managing pressure ulcers.
    • Recognize the significance of proper nutrition in promoting skin health and aiding wound healing.
    • Discover dietary guidelines and nutritional strategies for individuals who are at risk of pressure ulcers.
  6. Understand the roles played by different healthcare professionals and the available support.
    • Gain insight into the collaborative effort required to prevent and manage pressure ulcers.
    • Learn about the responsibilities of nurses, doctors, therapists, and other healthcare providers in the care of individuals with pressure ulcers.

Course Format:

This course will be delivered through a mix of lectures, case studies, interactive discussions, and practical demonstrations.

You’ll have opportunities to apply your knowledge and skills in real-world scenarios to ensure you’re well-prepared to effectively prevent and manage pressure ulcers.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of the course, you will be able to:

  1. List the functions of the skin and how the ageing process affects these functions.
  2. Explain what a pressure ulcer is and how is develops.
  3. Identify the risk factors associated with skin breakdown and a pressure ulcer.
  4. Explain the importance of accurate assessment of a pressure ulcer.
  5. List preventive measures that should be used within your care setting.

Target Audience:

  • Healthcare professionals (nurses, doctors, therapists)
  • Caregivers
  • Individuals caring for bedridden or immobile family members or patients
  • Anyone interested in learning about the prevention and management of pressure ulcers

Course Duration:

The course is designed to be completed within 2-3 hours, which can be divided into different sessions to enhance your learning and retention.


Participants will be assessed through quizzes, case studies, and a final evaluation to ensure a comprehensive understanding of the course material.

Certificate of Completion:

Upon successful completion of the course and passing the final assessment, you will receive a Certificate of Completion, affirming your knowledge and skills in preventing and managing pressure ulcers.

Course Benefits:

This in-depth pressure ulcer prevention and management training delivers invaluable benefits for your career while enhancing the lives of the patients you serve.

  • Enhance your knowledge of pressure ulcer prevention and management.
  • Improve patient care and reduce the incidence of pressure ulcers.
  • Gain practical skills for assessing and treating pressure ulcers.
  • Boost your confidence in caregiving or healthcare roles.
  • Earn a valuable certification upon course completion.

Q: Will attending this training make me competent?

A: In short, no. No classroom-based training course can give you full competency – be very wary of anyone claiming they can. Our classroom-based assessments are designed to bridge the gap between classroom learning and workplace competency.

We will be sure to provide you with the relevant workbooks and competency proformas to be observed and signed off within the workplace according to your local policy.

Q: Who will conduct the training?

A:These are either Nurses or Doctors with abundant clinical and complex care experience and knowledge – so you’ll be in great hands! 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.

Q: What equipment will you use for training?

A: We have a variety of different training equipment and tools available. The training will be relevant and transferable.

However, if you have a specific requirement for a particular type of equipment, please make this clear during the booking process, and the team will ensure this is provided.

Alternatively, we can use your own equipment for training.

Frequently Asked Question

What are pressure ulcers, and why are they a concern?

Bedsores and pressure sores are other names for pressure ulcers, which are wounds to the skin and underlying tissues caused by sustained pressure on the skin. They can be problematic because they hurt, can get very infected, and are frequently difficult to get better. You will learn why they happen as well as practical prevention and management techniques from this program.

What is pressure sore training for carers?

An integral component of this course is pressure sore training for caregivers. Its main goal is to offer caregivers the information and abilities they need to give patients with pressure ulcers the best care possible. Topics covered in this course include wound care procedures, preserving skin integrity, and comprehending the psychological and emotional components of providing care for those who have pressure ulcers.

What 5 factors should be considered when assessing a client for pressure ulcer?

It’s important to take into account a number of elements when evaluating a client for pressure ulcers, such as mobility, sensory perception, dietary status, moisture levels, and general health. You will discover how to accurately assess these variables in order to recognize and manage the pressure ulcer risk throughout this course.

What are the 3 risk assessment methods to use for pressure sores?

The Braden, Norton, and Waterlow scales are three commonly used risk assessment techniques for pressure sores that are covered in this course. You’ll become adept at utilizing these evaluation instruments to ascertain a person’s pressure ulcer risk, allowing you to customize preventive actions appropriately.

As I have told others… It is the best, most informative training I have ever attended