Care L&D

About this course

Tissue viability is a growing speciality that primarily considers all aspects of skin and soft tissue wounds, including pressure ulcers. Pressure ulcers occur when a localised area of skin and underlying tissue becomes damaged due to continual pressure, friction, or shear. Most of these injuries are highly preventable with early intervention and detection.

The aim of this interactive course is to improve the learners’ knowledge and awareness of core tissue viability principles, including measures to prevent pressure area wound development, the different types of pressure area wounds and best practice when managing wounds.

This course should be completed by those who work in health and social care settings, who may need to update their skill and knowledge on the topic of pressure area care and prevention.

What you’ll learn

a Define pressure ulcer and tissue viability.

a Know the structure of the skin and understand its functions.

a Identify patients at risk of developing a pressure ulcer.

a Recognise the grade of a pressure ulcer using the EPUAP classification tool.

a Identify the difference between a pressure ulcer and a moisture lesion.

a Know what actions to take to prevent the occurrence of deterioration of a pressure ulcer.

a Understand the factors that increase pressure ulcer risks and know how pressure ulcers develop.

a Know how pressure ulcers are treated.

a Understand the roles and responsibilities of the care team and know where to find additional resources relating to tissue viability.

a Recognise the importance of recording all assessments, interventions, and reviews.


No entry requirements.


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