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Pressure area care

Pressure Area Care


Who should attend:

Any healthcare professionals who are likely to come across patients with pressure area wounds within the course of their duties.


Course benefits:

This course will give delegates training on different types of pressure wounds (ulcers), how to recognize, understand and treat them.


Additional information:




All candidates who participate to the required level will receive a certificate of attendance from Essential Training




• Healthy skin

• Parts of the skin

• Underlying organs


Defining a wound

• Primary intention wound

• Secondary intention wound

• What is a pressure sore?

• What is a leg ulcer?


What’s happening under the surface?

• Pressure sores

• Leg ulcers

• Venous leg ulcers

• Arterial leg ulcers

• Diabetic ulcers


How to recognise the development of a pressure sore


People who have a high risk of developing pressure sores


How to prevent pressure sores

• Skin inspection


Four stages of severity of pressure sores

• Stage one

• Stage two

• Stage three

• Stage four


How do I treat …

• Pressure sores

• Leg ulcers

• Venous ulcers

• Arterial ulcers

• Diabetic ulcers


What do I use to cover this wound?

• Dry and moist healing

• What dressing do I choose


Pressure relieving mattresses



For more details on this course or any other training please call 01271 830338 or use our contact form to request a call