Around 180,000 patients develop a pressure ulcer in the hospital each year. This elearning module looks at the eight principles of pressure ulcer management as well as understanding the structure and function of the skin and categories of pressure ulcers. It outlines the main causes and contributory factors and the importance of risk assessments and using the correct equipment. The final sections examine effective positioning of patients and identifying and managing a Category / Stage I ulcer.
As someone who works in social care, it is your responsibility to work to prevent pressure ulcers from developing, through maintaining good healthcare practice at all times.
This module is available in our Social Care elearning Catalogue, get your free trial today.
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