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CPD1h 30m of CPD
Total Rating(s)398
First Published
Updated17 February 2019
Expires 30 May 2020
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 works as the Nurse Practitioner Wound Management for RDNS SA. Sue has worked in wound management since 1987 and has extensive clinical experience managing persons with a variety of acute and chronic wounds. Sue provides clinical wound management, including 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 actively involved in the wound management professional association at a national and local level for many 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. Sue is passionate about improving the life of persons with a wound and empowering others to deliver best practice in wound management. See Educator Profile

Learner Reviews

398 Total Rating(s)
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Danijela Vujatovic
11 Dec 2019

It made me confident regarding wound care. It gave me the knowledge and skills in relation to the prevention and management of pressure injury. Ans also I will be able to identify the right stages of pressure injury more accurately.

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Carron Scott
10 Dec 2019

Great course

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10 Dec 2019

It was excellent learning

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Rani Sivaprasad
10 Dec 2019

Excellent presentation.

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Dallas Campbell
07 Dec 2019

Very good, effective and informative.

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Mark Rosenbaum
05 Dec 2019


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Roxanne Saltmarsh
26 Nov 2019

Great training and very useful for people who are in the healthcare industry.

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Courtney Beck
21 Nov 2019

Very useful presentation learning the different stages and management of pressure injuries.

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Nicole Crouch
20 Nov 2019

great resource, thorough without being boring.

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Chethana Amadoru
16 Nov 2019