Pressure Ulcer Prevention (PUP)

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Course No. 1006

£295.00 ((Ex VAT))

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  • Online - Zoom 2 hour(s)
  • Up to 12 Delegates
  • Certificate of Attendance Provided
Available Funding:
Self Funded
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Course Outline

Welcome to our comprehensive Pressure Ulcer Prevention Training Course – a journey towards understanding, caring, and ensuring the well-being of those we support. In this friendly and accessible program, we’ll explore the fundamentals of pressure ulcers, why they matter, and how we can actively protect the skin.

Our course examines a number of topics:

  1. What is a Pressure Ulcer?
    Let’s start by unraveling the mystery of pressure ulcers. What are they, and how do they occur? Delve into the basics, breaking down complex terms into easy-to-understand concepts. In short, understanding the nature of pressure ulcers is the first step in preventing them.
  2. Why is it Important?
    The next stage is to consider why should we be concerned about pressure ulcers. For example, understanding the significance of preventing and managing pressure ulcers for the overall well-being of individuals. This is concluded by an exploration of the impact on health, comfort, and quality of life, emphasising the importance of proactive care.
  3. Understanding the Anatomy of the Skin
    To prevent pressure ulcers, we need to begin by understanding the skin’s amazing structure. This module simplifies the anatomy of the skin, explaining how it functions and why certain areas are more vulnerable to pressure damage. Subsequently, skin integrity training and knowledge about skin anatomy is key to effective prevention.
  4. Diabetes and Pressure Ulcers
    For individuals with diabetes, preventing pressure ulcers requires special attention. Explore the unique challenges and considerations associated with diabetes and its subsequent relationship to pressure ulcers. Above all, this pressure ulcer prevention training empowers caregivers in diabetic care to avoid skin damage as a result of poor practice.
  5. What are the Risk Factors?
    Identifying risk factors is the first step in preventing pressure ulcers. We begin by discussing the various elements that contribute to the development of pressure ulcers, for example mobility issues and medical conditions. This module completes with the recognition that addressing these factors early enables us to take proactive measures.
  6. Categories of Pressure Ulcers
    Pressure ulcers come in different forms, each requiring specific attention. As a result, we begin by recognising that there are different categories of pressure ulcer. Next, learn how to categorise ulcers based on severity. During this exercise, a deeper understanding of the progression of skin damage will be gained. Recognising these categories helps tailor appropriate interventions.
  7. Treatments for Pressure Ulcers
    Explore the world of treatments for pressure ulcers. From basic wound care to advanced interventions, we’ll cover a range of strategies aimed at promoting healing and preventing complications. This practical knowledge equips caregivers with effective tools for managing pressure ulcers.
  8. The Impact on Care Planning and Protecting the Skin
    Pressure ulcer prevention is integral to care planning. In this final module, learn about how pressure ulcers influence care plans. In other words, ensure that care planning reflects good pressure ulcer care for your client. In conclusion, explore strategies for ongoing skin protection, emphasising a proactive and holistic approach to care.

This Pressure Ulcer Prevention course is designed to empower you with practical insights, making pressure ulcer prevention an integral part of your caregiving toolkit. Let’s embark on this journey together, creating an environment where skin health is prioritized, and the well-being of those in our care is safeguarded.

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  • To describe the physiology of the skin​
  • To list the risk factors for development of a pressure ulcer​
  • To understand the principles of care for people at risk​
  • Factors of tissue breakdown​
  • To describe preventative measures to minimise tissue breakdown​
  • To recognise and categorise pressure damage​
  • To demonstrate effective care and treatment of pressure ulcers

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