You will explore wound care looking at possible causes, wound assessment, phases of wound development and care. This session will enable you to share case studies and best practice, including treatment tips, options, products and suggestion. This is a double session for the price of one with the added section on pressure ulcers, how to investigates pressure ulcer development and management in palliative care. Pressure ulcers are different in patients in palliative care compared to other patient populations. We will examine and outline those differences, discuss management techniques and outline the legislative issues in healthcare. There will also be the opportunity to share current practice and techniques.
Suitable for any health or social care professionals (care and nursing staff home staff, cares in the community and health care professionals) who work with life-limiting conditions or have an interest in developing their knowledge around wound care and avoiding pressure ulcers (tips and techniques).
What will I learn from this course (learning objectives)?
- Investigate different wounds and there causes
- Identify four different approaches to wound dressing types and selection
- Explore wound assessment and phases of development
- Be able to define what a pressure ulcer is, including the stage of development.
- Identify risk factors and understand implications.
- Assessment and management of pressure ulcers.
- Documentation and legislation.
- Current products and rationale for use