Pressure Care Awareness

Who should attend?

This course is designed for health care professionals who work with individuals who are at risk of developing pressure areas.

Course Aims & Objectives

The purpose of the course is to give a basic understanding of what a pressure sore / ulcer is and how to identify the signs and symptoms.

By the end of the course delegates will:

  • Be able to identify a pressure ulcer
  • Have a better understanding of how to care for someone with a pressure ulcer

Course Outline

  • Key documents, definition and guidelines
  • Anatomy of the skin, pressure, sheer and friction explained
  • Predisposing factors, prevention, risk assessment and who is at risk
  • Healthy skin, skin care and self-care
  • Stages of pressure ulcers, recognition of pressure ulcers developing
  • Reverse grading
  • Pressure ulcer prevention methods and equipment
  • Pressure ulcer vs moisture lesions
  • Leg ulcers vs pressure ulcers
  • Multiple choice test


Certificates of attendance will be awarded to delegates upon completion of the course. This course needs to be refreshed every year.


½ Day


We can offer courses on company premises for a maximum of 12 delegates or upcoming open courses in your local area.

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