CPD1h 30m of CPD
Total Rating(s)371
First Published06 July 2016
Updated17 February 2019
Expires30 December 2019
Recorded InMelbourne, Australia

Course Overview

This Course reviews risk identification, and minimisation, assessment, and management of pressure injuries, should they occur.


  • Pathophysiology of pressure injury and identification of common risk factors
  • Measures that reduce the likelihood of pressure injury
  • How to manage pressure injury


The prevention and management of pressure injuries is a key priority due to the significance of pressure injury as a serious adverse outcome within healthcare. However, despite this and a general consensus that most pressure injuries are avoidable, reported incidence rates from Australia and overseas are as high as 29%, with a calculated total annual cost that could be as high US$1.6 billion in Australia.

Despite national and international clinical practice guidelines on the prevention and management of pressure injury, these significant, often debilitating and sometimes life-threatening, wounds continue to occur. Knowledge of best practice in pressure injury prevention and optimising management when they do occur has the potential to reduce pain, suffering and lessen the burden on all aspects of the healthcare system.


The purpose of this Course is to enhance knowledge and skills in regards to prevention and management of pressure injury.

Learning Outcomes

  • Describe the pathophysiology of pressure injury and identify common risk factors
  • Identify measures that reduce the likelihood of pressure injury
  • Identify the stages of pressure injury accurately
  • State how to manage pressure injury

Target Audience

This Course is relevant to registered nurses and other health professionals working in a variety of healthcare settings who care for adults who may be at risk for or have developed, a pressure injury


No conflict of interest exists for anyone in the position to control content for this activity. Wherever possible, generic or non-proprietary names of medications or products have been used.


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Sue Templeton

Sue Templeton works as the Nurse Practitioner: wound management for RDNS SA. Sue has worked in wound management since 1987 and has extensive clinical experience managing a variety of acute and chronic wounds. Sue provides clinical consultancy services, develops and delivers wound management education, and is involved in the development of wound management tools, policies, and procedures. Sue has been involved in AWMA/Wounds Australia at a national and local level for a number of years. Sue has undertaken clinical research and published and presented locally, nationally, and internationally. Sue has been involved in the development of several national and international guidelines and is active in a number of state and national committees. Sue is passionate about improving the lives of people with a wound and empowering others to deliver best practice in wound management.

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The Ausmed Education Learning Centre is accredited with distinction as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. Provider number is P0342.

CPD1h 30m of CPD
Total Rating(s)371
First Published06 July 2016
Updated17 February 2019
Expires30 December 2019
Recorded InMelbourne, Australia
Topic Tags
Wound Management
Clinical Assessment
Residential Aged Care
Integumentary and Skin
Perioperative Nursing
Patient Safety
Learning Tools
Content Integrity

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371 Total Rating(s)

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Angela Tomaras
20 Aug 2019

Fantastic resource to consolidate Pressure Injury knowledge and practice.

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Kathleen Bevan
09 Aug 2019

Sue is an excellent presenter. The course was very interesting and informative.

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Zhimin Zhang
05 Aug 2019

The pictures more vivid to explain to the text books

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Tanya Barker
03 Aug 2019

Great review

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Trang Thi Kieu Huynh
02 Aug 2019


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Kulbir kaur
24 Jul 2019

Learning is easy and information is up to date. I learnt about important factors and management of pressure injury.

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Miriam Kidd
02 Jul 2019

I found the teaching on this subject to be engaging, easy to follow, and very informative. It has been many years since I have cared for anyone with a pressure injury, and so ideas have changed. Following this teaching I feel much more confident and will increase my knowledge further by accessing the wound care hub to participate in more learning.

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Caitlyn Ann Willems
26 Jun 2019

Very educational.

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georgina stephenson
18 Jun 2019

Great educational lecture on pressure areas

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Sallyanne North
14 Jun 2019

Very informative session, great visuals.