Skin Integrity- Pressure Sores/Ulcers

Cost: £5.00+VAT

Welcome to our Skin Integrity- Pressure Sores/Ulcers online Training. Upon completion, you will receive a certificate of completion. The course duration is approximately 1 hour and will earn you 1 CPD point. You have 6 months from the date of purchase to finish this training.

This module covers various topics related to Skin Integrity- Pressure Sores/Ulcers online training module:

1. Introduction to Pressure Sores:
• Definition and classification of pressure sores
• Risk factors and causes of pressure sores
• Anatomy and physiology of the skin in relation to pressure sores

2. Prevention of Pressure Sores:
• Importance of pressure sore prevention
• Identification of at-risk individuals
• Assessment tools and scales for risk assessment
• Positioning and repositioning techniques
• Skin care and hygiene practices
• Use of pressure-relieving devices and equipment
• Nutritional considerations for prevention

3. Assessment and Staging of Pressure Sores:
• Importance of early detection and assessment
• Clinical assessment techniques and tools
• Staging of pressure sores according to the UK National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (NPUAP) guidelines
• Documentation and communication of findings

4. Management of Pressure Sores:
• Wound care principles and techniques
• Dressing selection and application
• Infection control and prevention
• Pain management strategies
• Debridement and wound bed preparation
• Use of topical agents and advanced therapies
• Surgical interventions for advanced pressure sores

5. Collaborative Care and Support:
• Multi-disciplinary approach to pressure sore management
• Communication and collaboration with other healthcare professionals
• Patient and family education and involvement
• Psychological support for patients with pressure sores
• Palliative care considerations for end-stage pressure sores

6. Legal and Ethical Considerations:

7. Quality Improvement and Best Practices:
• Key national and international guidelines and standards
• Reporting and learning from pressure sore incidents.

The learning outcomes are:

1. Understanding the impact of pressure sores on patients' quality of life, such as social isolation.
2. Recognizing the importance of prevention strategies, including regular repositioning.
3. Knowing the essential components of optimal wound care for pressure sores, such as using advanced wound care products when necessary.
4. Appreciating the role of nutrition optimization in pressure sore healing, including providing a well-balanced diet with sufficient protein, vitamins, and minerals.
5. Recognizing the significance of pain management in pressure sore patients and the appropriate use of analgesics.
6. Identifying reputable resources for evidence-based guidelines on pressure sore prevention and management, such as the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (NPUAP).
7. Understanding the importance of patient and caregiver education in empowering them to actively participate in the healing process.
8. Knowing the value of accessing additional resources and support networks, including online resources, patient advocacy organizations, and support groups.
9. Recognizing the role of social workers and case managers in connecting individuals managing pressure sores with local services and support systems.
10. Understanding the role of informed decision-making in pressure sore management and the importance of considering individual circumstances.

We hope you find this module informative and beneficial for your professional development in Skin Integrity- Pressure Sores/Ulcers online training module.

If you need more information about this course, please contact Train Healthcare directly at 0208 3266 704 or email
Please note that refunds are not available for online training purchases.

Nursing and Midwife Council's (CPD Points).

It is necessary to complete 35 hours (35 Nursing CPD Points) of relevant CPD within the three-year period since your last registration renewal or since joining the register.
Of these 35 hours (35 Nursing CPD Points), a minimum of 20 hours (20 Nursing CPD Points), should be dedicated to participatory learning, which involves engaging in activities that facilitate interaction with other professionals.