Pressure Area Care

  • CPD Certified
  • Level: Intermediate
  • Study time: 2 hours
Increase your knowledge of pressure area care with our online course.
Pressure Area Care
Our level 2 course aimed is at healthcare support workers who want to further their knowledge about pressure area care.
  • Modules: 3
  • Exams: 1
Who is this course for?
Course Modules
Learning Outcomes
Technical Requirements

Who Is This Course For?

 Anyone needing pressure area care training for their place of work.

Course Modules

  • Anatomy of the Skin
  • Prevention of Pressure Ulcers
  • Treatment of Pressure Ulcers

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the basic anatomy and physiology of the skin
  • Explain who is at risk of pressure area damage
  • Explain how to prevent pressure area damage
  • Explain the treatment options for someone with pressure damage, or those at risk of pressure area damage
  • Explain the role of the healthcare support worker in relation to pressure area care
  • Explain how to maintain privacy and dignity when caring for individuals with pressure area damage, or those at risk of pressure area damage

  • Assessment

    You must gain a minimum of 80% in the end of module assessments in order to gain your certificate for this course. You can attempt the assessments as many times as you would like.


    This course is CPD Certified.

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    This course is also CSTF aligned.

    Technical Requirements

    Please make sure you are familiar with our technical requirements before commencing a course:

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     Device: Although our courses work on any device connected to the internet, we recommend a desktop or laptop for optimal learning experience.

     Internet: You need to have an internet connection to access any of our online training courses.

     PDF Reader: Some of our courses come with PDFs and Word documents for download. You need to ensure that you have a PDF reader and word processor on your device to access these documents if you would like to download them.



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    • Date that the course was completed
    • Expiry date of certificate (where applicable)
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    • Learning outcomes of what you have learned during your training
    • Assessment score (only applicable for some courses)
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