Skin Care and Pressure Injury Prevention

Skin Care and Pressure Injury Prevention

Skin Care and Pressure Injury Prevention is a crucial course for Healthcare Workers who work with patients at risk for developing pressure injuries. Pressure injuries, also known as pressure ulcers or bedsores, are localised damage to the skin and underlying tissue caused by prolonged pressure or friction. These injuries can cause significant pain, infection, and complications for patients. Proper skin care and prevention techniques are essential for maintaining the health and well-being of patients. This elementary course will provide Healthcare Workers with the knowledge and skills required to identify, prevent, and manage pressure injuries.

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Overview

Details
  • Lessons: 4
  • Number of tests: 2
  • Hours: 0.5 hours
  • Students who are studying this course: 215
What you will learn
  • Identify risk factors for developing pressure injuries
  • Describe the stages of pressure injuries
  • Explain the importance of proper skin care for pressure injury prevention
  • Discuss strategies for repositioning and mobilising patients to reduce pressure
  • Identify appropriate pressure-relieving devices and support surfaces
  • Recognise early signs of pressure injuries and appropriate interventions

Lessons

    • Causes and Risk Factors of Pressure InjuriesCauses and Risk Factors of Pressure Injuries
    • 7 mins
    • Stages of Pressure Injuries and Observations to ReportStages of Pressure Injuries and Observations to Report
    • 4 mins
    • Importance of Skin Care in Pressure Injury PreventionImportance of Skin Care in Pressure Injury Prevention
    • 5 mins
    • Knowledge Review Knowledge Review
    • 4 mins
    • Repositioning and Pressure - Relieving DevicesRepositioning and Pressure - Relieving Devices
    • 6 mins
    • Exam- Skin Care and Pressure Injury Prevention Exam- Skin Care and Pressure Injury Prevention
    • 15 mins

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