Tissue Viability (Wound Care)

Location: Rochester Community Hub


Course Content:

  • The functions and structure of the skin and how it is made up
  • What is ‘tissue viability’?
  • What is a pressure ulcer?
  • Pressure ulcer grading
  • Risk areas for pressure ulcers
  • What causes pressure ulcers to develop? (intrinsic and extrinsic factors)
  • What are the signs to look and feel for?
  • Tissue viability assessment tools
  • Preventing pressure ulcers
  • Treatment and care of a pressure ulcer

Learning outcomes:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the structure of the skin and the way in which pressure ulcers develop
  • Show an awareness of when a patient may be at risk of developing pressure ulcers
  • Explain the strategies to prevent the development of pressure ulcers
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