Skin Integrity and Pressure Injuries: Care Workers

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Updated 16 May 2024 Certificate

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.

Content

5 Video Units • 10 Questions
Pre-reflection
1 Question
Introduction
1m
The Importance of Skin Integrity
3 Questions
7m
Observing a Client’s Skin Integrity
4 Questions
4m
Encouraging Pressure Injury Prevention
1 Question
4m
Conclusion
1m
Post-reflection
1 Question

What you'll learn:

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.

Who it's for:

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

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Last updated16 May 2024

Published20 Dec 2023

Due for review30 Dec 2024
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