Tissue Viability

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Course Details


Learning Aims and Outcomes

Course Title:  Tissue Viability Awareness

Course length 3 hours

Maximum number to attend - 12

This course is aimed at all staff working in the Health and Social Care Sector.

The course will increase the delegates knowledge of tissue viability, focussing on pressure area care and what causes the skin to break down.  It will also raise awareness of risk assessment tools used in tissue viability.

Learning Outcome

Assessment Criteria

The Skin



  • Structure of the skin
  • Functions of the skin

Pressure Ulcers


  • Discuss:
  • What is a pressure ulcer?
  • Classification of pressure ulcers and grading
  • Who is at risk?
  • What causes pressure sores to develop (intrinsic and extrinsic factors)
  • Differentiate between pressure, shear and friction forces
  • Preventative and pressure relieving aids
  • Factors delaying the healing process
  • Changes in appearance of the skin when skin integrity is at risk
  • MDTs who you might involve in pressure area care
  • Importance of reporting and, where appropriate, document the care given and any changes, including improvement and deterioration, you have noticed
  • Importance of keeping accurate and up to date records
  • Importance of immediately reporting any issues which are outside your own sphere of competence without delay to the relevant member of staff

Risk Assessment


         Identify and discuss the different Risk Assessment tools available

         Undertake a skin assessment.



         The session will include scenario based group work.

At the end of the training session, there is a written assessment to evidence the learning of the attendees.

This course can be tailored to the bespoke needs of the customer.  Please speak to a member of the sales team for further details.

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