Skin Integrity and Pressure Injuries: Care Workers

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24m
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CPD24m of CPD
First Published
Updated20 December 2023
Expires 30 December 2024
Recorded InMelbourne, Australia

Course Overview

As a care worker, your role in the early detection of skin changes in your clients is crucial. These changes can often be observed during routine activities like showering and dressing. This training module will prepare staff to better identify changes in skin integrity, recognise early-stage pressure injuries, and seek timely and effective escalation of care to prevent further damage or stop pressure injuries from developing altogether.

Topics
  • The importance of skin integrity
  • Risk factors that can affect skin integrity
  • Observing a client’s skin
  • Stage one and stage two pressure injuries
  • Implementing pressure injury prevention techniques
Learning Outcomes
  1. Understand the importance of skin integrity.
  2. Identify changes in skin integrity.
  3. Recognise stage one and stage two pressure injuries.
  4. Know when to escalate care when detecting a potential risk of pressure injury.
Target Audience

All care work staff in any healthcare setting, including residential aged care, home care and disability care.

Disclosure

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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Details
CPD time24m
First Published
Updated20 December 2023
Expires
30 December 2024
Recorded InMelbourne, Australia
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