Pressure Injury Prevention: Risk Assessment
Welcome to the eLearning module Pressure Injury Prevention: Risk Assessment
Pressure injuries are a frequently occurring health problem throughout the world.
A pressure injury is a localised injury to the skin and/or underlying tissue resulting from sustained pressure (including pressure associated with shear). Pressure injuries usually occur over a bony prominence.
The most effective approach to pressure injury prevention and management is:
- the timely screening and assessment to identify risk factors
- implementation of a plan of care to reduce the risk of pressure injury development.
This module contains information that may be emotionally confronting for some people. If you find it raises any concerns please speak to your manager or contact Employee Assistance program or Lifeline.
A certificate is issued on completion.
On completion of this module you will be able to:
- recognise pressure injury risk factors and high risk population groups
- perform pressure injury risk assessments with processes appropriate for the patient population, to inform clinical decision making
- perform skin assessments that are based on visual inspection
- recognise and classify pressure injuries accurately.
This module is designed for nursing and midwifery staff, allied health in all acute, rehabilitation and community areas involved in direct patient care and may qualify for up to 0.6 hrs of Continuous Professional Development.