E-Learning - Tissue Viability

Course Information

  • Course Code: CHEL080
  • Duration: 1 year
  • Price: £40.00

This module is aimed at all employees working in the Health and Social Care Sector who work with individuals susceptible to pressures ulcers. The course is also suitable for anyone wanting to learn more about tissue viability, its causes and potential treatment.

What will I study?

Pressure ulcers can be extremely painful, difficult to treat and in some extreme cases even life threating. As a result, this module has been designed to provide learners with an increased an awareness of the causes and contributing factors of skin pressure damage, referred to as ulcers.

This module provides learners with an increased understanding of the regulatory requirements relating to tissue viability, as well as information on appropriate wound care.

On completion of the module, learners will also have the required knowledge to assess the risk from pressure ulcers on individuals and knowledge of the relevant tools available to prevent damage occurring.

On completion of this course learners will:

  • Recognise regulatory requirements
  • Define the term – pressure ulcer
  • Describe the basic structure of skin
  • Describe the common sites for the development of pressure ulcers
  • Outline the role nutrition and health play in the prevention of skin damage
  • List aids to prevent and relieve pressure

Course Details

  • Welcome and learning objectives
  • Introduction
  • Normal Skin
  • Pressure ulcers and risk factors
  • Assessment
  • Healing
  • Equipment and good practise
Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this module.

How will I be assessed?

With approximately 80 interactive screens, it is estimated that this module will take approximately 2-3 hours to complete (depending on learning speed). As an e-learning module you can complete this training in convenient stages and revisit whenever you wish. The system will record your progress throughout.

What can I do next?

We offer a wide range of health and social care e-learning courses, click here for further information. 

For more information

For more information about this course, contact our specialist team on 01254 29 25 00 or email business@blackburn.ac.uk