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Pressure Ulcer Prevention (Acute & Community Setting) £9.99 Online CPD Training & Certificate

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The aim of this module is to provide you with a good basic knowledge of pressure ulcer management, including:


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Kerote Ltd Accredited Provider No # 777104 Core Skills Framework Compliance PackageThis online Pressure Ulcer Prevention course aims to enable learners to obtain detailed knowledge of pressure ulcer management, including identifying the main causes of pressure ulcers, as well as the most effective means of preventing them and, if necessary, treating them.

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Learning Outcomes

  • What is ‘pressure ulcer’?

  • What causes pressure ulcers?

  • Assessing pressure ulcers

  • Re-positioning techniques

  • Managing a grade 1 pressure ulcer

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Pressure ulcers: prevention and management

Symptoms of pressure ulcers

Pressure ulcers can affect any part of the body that’s put under pressure. They’re most common on bony parts of the body, such as the heels, elbows, hips and base of the spine.

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Early symptoms

Early symptoms of a pressure ulcer include:

  • part of the skin becoming discoloured – people with pale skin tend to get red patches, while people with dark skin tend to get purple or blue patches
  • discoloured patches not turning white when pressed
  • a patch of skin that feels warm, spongy or hard
  • pain or itchiness in the affected area

A doctor or nurse may call a pressure ulcer at this stage a category one pressure ulcer.

Later symptoms

The skin may not be broken at first, but if the pressure ulcer gets worse, it can form:

  • an open wound or blister – a category two pressure ulcer
  • a deep wound that reaches the deeper layers of the skin – a category three pressure ulcer
  • a very deep wound that may reach the muscle and bone – a category four pressure ulcer

When to get medical advice

If you’re in hospital or a care home, tell your healthcare team as soon as possible if you develop symptoms of a pressure ulcer. It’ll probably continue to get worse if nothing is done about it.

You should be regularly monitored and offered advice and treatment to reduce the risk of pressure ulcers, but sometimes they can develop even with the highest standards of care.

If you’re recovering from illness or surgery at home, or are caring for someone confined to a bed or a wheelchair, contact your GP surgery if you think you or the person you’re caring for might have a pressure ulcer.

Get medical advice immediately if there is:

  • red, swollen skin
  • pus coming from the pressure ulcer or wound
  • cold skin and a fast heartbeat
  • severe or worsening pain
  • a high temperature (fever) of 38C (100.4F) or above

These symptoms could be a sign of a serious infection that needs to be treated as soon as possible.


Treatments for pressure ulcers

Treatments for pressure ulcers depend on how severe they are.

For some people, they’re an inconvenience that requires minor nursing care. For others, they can be serious and lead to life-threatening complications, such as blood poisoning.

Ways to stop pressure ulcers getting worse and help them heal include:

  • applying special dressings that speed up the healing process and may help to relieve pressure
  • moving and regularly changing your position
  • using specially designed static foam mattresses or cushions, or dynamic mattresses and cushions that have a pump to provide a constant flow of air
  • eating a healthy, balanced diet
  • a procedure to clean the wound and remove damaged tissue (debridement)

Surgery to remove damaged tissue and close the wound is sometimes used in the most serious cases.

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