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Pressure Damage Recognition, Management and Prevention

Pressure Damage Recognition, Management and Prevention

Who is it aimed at?

All social care staff in residential, nursing and domiciliary care services.

What are the objectives?

Participants will learn how:

  • To describe the functions of the skin
  • To understand the definition of a pressure ulcer
  • To be able to correctly identify the different stages of pressure damage.
  • To recognise what risk factors, contribute to the development of a pressure ulcers
  • To identify how pressure damage can be prevented.
  • To explain the importance of skin inspection and skin care and how it can impact on skin damage and pressure ulceration.
  • To be aware of personal limitations if a pressure ulcer develops and how to seek help and guidance.

How will it make a difference?

To enable the learner to identify risk factors for developing a pressure ulcer and to understand how to prevent pressure damage in the at-risk client.

Delivery method:



1.5 Hours


No Cost

How to apply:

If you work for Carmarthenshire County Council (CCC) and are logged into a CCC device – PC, laptop, tablet or smartphone, complete this application form.

If you work for the Council but do NOT have access to a CCC device or an email address your line manager will need to apply on your behalf.

Council employees cannot apply for any courses from their own personal device.

Partners, agency staff or people who do not work for the Council but meet the eligibility criteria to attend this course should complete this application form.

The online application system will only show courses that are actively open to book a place on. If the course you are interested in isn’t listed you can register an interest with the Learning and Development team, email: <span class="word-break-mobile">learninganddevelopment@carmarthenshire.gov.uk</span>.

Find out more information on how to make and manage your application if you are a council employee or visit this page if you do not directly work for us. It is important that you complete the correct online application form, if you need any assistance or have a query please email the Learning & Development Team.

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