Aims This Skin Viability Downloadable Distance Learning Pack aims to raise awareness of issues surrounding skin integrity and develop the learners understanding of how to protect skin viability preventing pressure ulcers and increasing quality of life.
- Understanding skin
- Why do pressure ulcers occur?
- Pressure ulcers vs incontinence dermatitis and the different grades of pressure ulcers
- Preventing pressure ulcers
- Pressure ulcer dressings and aids
On completion of this Skin Viability Distance Learning Pack each candidate will be able to:
- Identify the function of the different layers of skin
- Know why pressure ulcers occur and how to prevent them
- Identify grades of pressure ulcers and know about incontinence dermatitis
- Know the recommended dressings and aids