Essentials of Pressure Area Care


Facilitated by registered nurses with first hand clinical experience, this ½ day blended learning course allows attendees to gain theoretical and practical pressure area care knowledge.

This training course is intended to cover all aspects of pressure area care including practical application within a classroom environment.

Why Is It Important?

The 2009 Parkside Nursing Home tragedy marked a turning point in raising awareness for pressure area care training. 5 residents within their care died between July 22nd and August 6th as a direct response from pressure ulcers developed during their admission.

Since 2009 various initiatives have been introduced, however incidents of pressure ulcers remain at a disappointingly high level. Each year in the NHS in England, just under a quarter of a million patients develop a new pressure ulcer with, on average, 2000 newly acquired pressure ulcers developing each month (Public Health England, 2015).

Pressure ulcers are the result of tissue damage caused by diminishing blood supply to the skin, usually because the area has been placed under pressure (NPUAP/EPUAP/PPPIA, 2014). It is felt 95% of all pressure sores are avoidable.

Session Outline

  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Risk assessment, skin assessment and care
  • Repositioning and early mobilisation
  • Grading and treatment of pressure ulcers – including React to Red

Aimed At

All healthcare workers across all settings with existing pressure area care knowledge wanting to enhance their current understanding. Alternatively, those new to healthcare looking to acquire new skills and practice effectively.

Facilitated by

Registered nurses with first hand clinical experience

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