Tissue Viability

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Course Description

The course gives practitioners an understanding of the causes and contributory factors of skin pressure damage, and how they can work to avoid this happening.

This Tissue Viability course examines the causes and contributory factors of skin pressure damage, as well as responsibilities and regulatory requirements regarding patients in a practitioner’s care, who may be susceptible to pressure ulcers.

The course gives practitioners an understanding of the causes and contributory factors of skin pressure damage, and how they can work to avoid this happening.

Why take this course?
The content of this elearning course includes:

  • Definition of pressure ulcers
  • Structure of healthy skin: features and composition
  • Regulatory requirements relating to pressure ulcers
  • Patient assessment
  • Assessment issues regarding different skin types
  • Assessment methods (e.g. Waterlow Score Card)
  • Methods and aids for preventing and relieving pressure
  • Maintaining patient dignity
  • Nutrition, health and skin damage
  • Pressure ulcers and risk factors
  • Four stages of ulcer development
  • Nutrition and wound healing
  • Key policy and legislation regarding skin damage
  • Avoiding negligence

Training outcomes
After taking this course, learners will be able to understand:

  • The main regulatory requirements relating to pressure ulcers?
  • How pressure ulcers are defined
  • How to describe the basic structure of skin
  • What aids can be used to prevent and relieve pressure
  • What the common sites for the development of pressure ulcers are
  • Which individuals are at greater risk of developing pressure ulcers
  • The role nutrition and health play in preventing skin damage

This course is accredited by CPD and the certificate, awarded upon successful completion, can be used to log your hours against.

Course duration
Approximately one to two hours to complete. As an e-learning course you can complete this training in convenient stages. The system will record your progress throughout.

Target audience
This course is aimed at anyone working in a role that involves working directly with patients in a health and social care setting: particularly where patients are either disabled or largely sedentary. Some of these job roles include nurses, care workers, community support workers and public health workers. This list is not exhaustive, and other professionals will also benefit from the information contained within this course.

Entry requirements
There are no entry requirements for this course.

Test and certificate
The end of course test consists of 15 multiple-choice questions. Learners are required to achieve a 75% pass mark, and, if necessary, may attempt the test three times at no extra cost. If learners do not achieve the 75% pass mark, further attempts may be given by contacting our support team.

Learners will be able to download a digital certificate on completion.

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