Pressure ulcers cause immeasurable pain and suffering and the majority of them are preventable. This online Pressure Care and Moisture Lesion training course will teach learners how to identify, prevent and treat pressure ulcers and moisture lesions.
Anyone receiving a health or social care service shouldn't suffer from a pressure injury or wound. By being aware of who is at high risk and carrying out the right checks, you can make a real difference in providing the best person-centred care.
Our Moisture Lesion and Pressure Care training course will teach learners about the skin and its three layers, the oxygen and blood flow, what pressure ulcers and moisture lesions are and the difference between the two, the common pressure points, the signs and symptoms and the pressure ulcer grading. It covers how to identify those who are at high risk of developing pressure ulcers, ways to prevent, treat and reduce the development of pressure ulcers and the properties of different dressings and their functions.
Upon successful completion, learners will receive a downloadable and printable Pressure Care and Moisture Lesion certification.
The aim of this Pressure Care and Moisture Lesion training online course is to greater increase your knowledge of caring for those with pressure ulcers and moisture lesions safely and effectively.
The key points covered in this course are:
We've answered the most common Pressure Care and Moisture Lesion questions our training experts get asked.
A pressure ulcer is an injury to the skin and the deeper tissue beneath it. This happens when pressure is applied to the same area of skin for a period of time and cuts off its blood supply It is more common if a person is restricted to a bed or chair for an extended period of time.
Moisture lesions are an injury that occurs on the skin and occurs by exposure to excessive moisture from urine, faeces, sweat and weeping wounds.
Anyone can get a pressure ulcer, but the following things can make them more likely to occur:
Pressure UIcer Prevention training is important because it teaches staff the correct knowledge and skills to effectively prevent pressure ulcers, how they develop, and how they can be treated.
Not looking after them properly can be life-threatening to the patient because it could lead to blood poisoning and gangrene. It could also be seen as a safeguarding issue as they often develop due to neglect, poor care and not being treated properly.
Our online Pressure Care and Moisture Lesion training courses are available 24/7, anytime, anywhere. Perfect for staff, like nurses and carers, with busy schedules or difficult shift patterns.
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