About The Course

The Pressure Care course provides learners with an understanding of pressure ulcers and who may be at risk of developing them. Learners will gain the knowledge and skills required to prevent the development of pressure sores (ulcers), how to recognise the first signs of a pressure ulcers and how to prevent them from worsening. This course focuses on a proactive approach to pressure care in the health and social care sector.

Learners must demonstrate a willingness to learn and participate in all group activities, case studies and group discussions.
All learners will receive a certificate of completion
3 Hours, typical course times are 0930-1630.
The course can be delivered at locations to suit the client
A maximum of 15 learners per trainer are allowed


Key Features

The anatomy of the skin
Understanding pressure ulcer’s
Who is at risk and how
Development – pressure ulcer grades
The effects of sustained pressure, friction and shearing on the skin
The importance of appropriate moving and handling
Associated implications
Pressure ulcer screening tools
Pressure ulcer treatment
Reporting and recording