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Tissue Viability - E-Learning at Acacia Training

Course description

Pressure ulcers can be extremely painful, difficult to treat and in some extreme cases even life threatening. As a result, this module has been designed to provide learners with an increased an awareness of the causes and contributing factors of skin pressure damage, referred to as ulcers. This module provides learners with an increased understanding of the regulatory requirements relating to tissue viability, as well as information on appropriate wound care. On completion of the module, learners will also have the required knowledge to assess the risk from pressure ulcers on individuals and knowledge of the relevant tools available to prevent damage occurring. On completion of this course learners will: - Recognise regulatory requirements - Define the term "pressure ulcer" - Describe the basic structure of skin - Describe the common sites for the development of pressure ulcers - Outline the role nutrition and health play in the prevention of skin damage - List aids to prevent and relieve pressure.

Who Should Apply:

This module is aimed at all employees working in the Health and Social Care Sector who work with individuals susceptible to pressures ulcers. The course is also suitable for anyone wanting to learn more about tissue viability, its causes and potential treatment.

Entry requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this course. 

Future opportunities

At the end of this course you will be able to print a Virtual College certificate

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Acacia Training directly.

Last updated date: 18 August 2015
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