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Smith & Nephew - Pressure Injuries

Developed in conjunction with Smith and Nephew, the Pressure Injuries course has been designed to help you improve your knowledge of pressure injuries, their management and treatment. It takes a holistic approach based on current research as the foundation for management. It is one of three distinct courses to enhance your knowledge on the latest wound management principles.

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Learning Outcomes

The course provides practical training in the latest management and treatments for pressure injuries. The course will improve understanding in the following key areas:

  • Effective management of pressure injuries taking a holistic approach, that is, looking at all of the factors that contribute to the a pressure injury and wound health
  • The prevention of pressure injuries by removing pressure shear and friction from bony areas of the body
  • Effective wound management using TIME (Tissue, Infection or Inflammation, Moisture, Edge) as the basis of treatment for a pressure injury

The module will provide you with an understanding of:

  • factors that cause pressure injuries
  • who is at risk of pressure injuries
  • how to use risk assessment tools
  • how to classify pressure injuries, and
  • how to treat and prevent pressure injuries.

Estimated Duration

45 minutes

Target Audience

The course is designed for nurses and carers.

Course Content

This module has been developed to provide an understanding of pressure injuries and provide guidance on the care to prevent their development and evidence-guided strategies to promote healing. The module features:

  • The main causes of pressure injuries
  • Assessing the risk of pressure injury development
  • Pressure injury classification
  • Preventing pressure injuries
  • Treating pressure injuries and
  • The human and economic cost of pressure injuries.

About the author

The module has been developed by Greer Hosking, a Registered Nurse with over 15 years experience managing and advising on the treatment of acute and chronic wounds. She holds a certificate in orthopaedic nursing, a Bachelor of Education and a Cert IV in Workplace Training and Assessment. Greer has designed and written educational modules in wound care for on-line education and lecturer lead seminars. She wrote the wound care chapter of Tabbner's Nursing Care, 5E Theory and Practice and presents at national and international wound care conferences.

What you'll get

Once you've finished the module, you'll be able to download and save a certificate of completion. You may be able to use this certificate as evidence of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours.

Course content is proudly provided by smith & nephew

$38.50 (AUD) per subscription

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