This course is designed to provide the learner with basic knowledge of pressure area care. It will aim to inform the learner of the importance of spotting pressure ulcers and the best course of action to implement that is within their job specifications.

Who needs this qualification?

Any individual who works within the health and social care sector who encounter clients with reduced mobility.

Such environments include:

Residential Homes

Nursing Home

Domiciliary Care

EMI Care Homes

Course Content

  • Skin and its function
  • Understanding how pressure ulcers occur
  • Grades of pressure areas
  • Pressure area prevention –
  • Assessment
  • Waterlow Scores
  • Care staff responsibilities
  • Pressure Ulcer treatments