This course will give you an essential understanding of tissue viability and pressure sores whether you are a new or experienced care worker or family carer. The aims of this unit are to understand more about the following:
- The functions and structure of the skin and how it is made up.
- What is ‘tissue viability’?
- What is a pressure sore?
- Pressure sore grading
- Risk areas for pressure sores.
- What causes pressure sores to develop? (Intrinsic and Extrinsic factors)
- What are the signs to look and feel for?
- Tissue viability assessment tools
- Preventing pressure sores
- Health Care Professionals who can be involved in support
- Treatment and care of a pressure sore
Distance Learning course comes with a Tissue Viability Study Guide for you to keep, a worksheet to submit your answers for marking, Learner Information Form and a prepaid return envelope. Simply return your Learner Information form and worksheet in the prepaid envelope and if you have reached the required pass rate you will receive (within 4 weeks) your marked worksheet, feedback on your answers from our distance learning department and a certificate of achievement.
Completion of this course is expected within one month. Extensions to this time frame may be given in some circumstances. Additional charges may be made if completed submission is received after the agreed submission dates. For further terms and conditions, please click here.
You can get additional support or ask questions through a dedicated distance learning email address.