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This Tissue Viability training is aimed at all healthcare staff responsible for individuals who are at risk of pressure sores.
In the course module, delegates will understand what is meant by "Tissue Viability" and how it relates to pressure sores and wound management.
In addition, this course pairs excellently with our pressure sore prevention and wound management courses. Interested in both? Speak to us about running them all together!
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- Gain a basic understanding of Tissue Viability
- Develop an understanding of the anatomy and physiology of the skin
- Gain an understanding of the elements of a skin care routine
- Develop an understanding of what impacts on skin integrity
- Develop an understanding of your role in maintaining an individual’s skin integrity
- Gain an understanding of the elements of a skin care routine
- Develop an understanding of the management and prevention of skin breakdown
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Where Do You Deliver The Tissue Viability Training?
We can deliver this training at your premises, as long as it's within the UK. Also, we have our own venues in the Midlands if you don't have access to a training room. In addition, We are able to deliver this training virtually using Zoom.
Who Is This Tissue Viability Training For?
This training is for anyone working within the health and social care sector.
How Many Delegates Can I Have On One Session?
We will deliver this training for a group of up to 12 delegates. Likewise, for larger groups we can either provide multiple trainers on the same day or run multiple days to get everyone trained.
Who Will Conduct The Training?
One of our expert clinical tutors, these are either Nurses or Doctors with an abundance of clinical and complex care experience and knowledge - so you'll be in great hands! Furthermore, we will let you know who is doing the training in advance, you can check out their skills and experience by finding them on our meet the team page.
Tissue Viability Training Course
This Tissue Viability training course is aimed at all healthcare staff responsible for individuals who are at risk of pressure sores. Tissue viability is all about taking care of the skin and soft tissues. It’s about preventing and treating wounds, ulcers, and other skin problems.
Whether you are a nurse, doctor, therapist, caregiver, or someone curious about tissue viability, this course is for you. Join us to gain a comprehensive understanding of skin health and learn essential skills to promote tissue viability and maintain healthy skin.
In addition to this, delegates will gain a better understanding of the layers of the skin and how tissue viability impacts the creation of pressure sores.
- Course Duration: 3 hours
- Course Level: Level 2
- Certificate: 1-year certificate
- Max Delegates: 12
- Practical: No
1: Unraveling the Concept of Tissue Viability
1.1 The Essence of Tissue Viability: Tissue viability is the cornerstone of healthcare, and we will explore its significance while providing you with a clear grasp of its definition. Understanding the integral link between healthy skin and overall well-being will underscore the importance of our journey ahead.
1.2 Beneath the Surface: Anatomy and Physiology of the Skin: Embark on a fascinating exploration of the skin’s structure and layers—epidermis, dermis, and subcutaneous tissue. Dive into the skin’s vital functions, such as protection, sensation, and temperature regulation. We’ll also decode the distinctive characteristics of various skin types.
2: Elements of a Meticulous Skin Care Routine
2.1 Crafting an Effective Skin Care Routine: Unlock the secrets of a comprehensive skin care routine and how it contributes to radiant skin health. We will delve into the gentle art of cleansing, the rejuvenating power of moisturizing, and the shield of protection against environmental elements.
3: Illuminating Factors Impacting Skin Integrity
3.1 Unveiling Internal Factors: Understand how age-related changes affect the skin’s vitality, and discover the role of genetics and underlying medical conditions. Nourishment and hydration will also come under the spotlight in their influence on skin health.
3.2 Unmasking External Factors: Examine external factors that challenge skin integrity, including pressure, friction, and shear. Gain insight into how temperature, humidity, and moisture intertwine with skin health. Furthermore, discover the impact of medical devices on the skin’s well-being.
4: Your Empowering Role in Preserving Skin Integrity
4.1 Championing Healthcare Professionals: As an integral member of the healthcare team, we will empower you to proactively promote tissue viability. Effective communication and collaboration will be your allies in delivering optimal skin care.
4.2 Assess and Document with Precision: Learn how to conduct meticulous skin assessments, identifying potential issues promptly. Accurate and detailed documentation will be your compass, guiding you through the course of skin health management.
4.3 Prevention: A Shield against Skin Breakdown: Equip yourself with preventive strategies, guarding against skin breakdown risks. By educating patients, caregivers, and staff on skin care essentials, you will be nurturing a culture of skin health preservation.
5: Mastery in Managing and Preventing Skin Breakdown
5.1 Deciphering Skin Breakdown and Pressure Ulcers: Unravel the enigma of skin breakdown and its relation to pressure ulcers. Understand pressure ulcer stages and their clinical manifestations, laying the groundwork for effective management.
5.2 Empowered Wound Care and Dressings: In this section, you will gain mastery over various wound types and their optimal management. Wound dressings will be your valuable allies in the journey of wound healing.
5.3 Uncompromising Infection Control: Appreciate the pivotal role of infection control in wound management. Adhere to impeccable hygiene and aseptic techniques as we prioritize patient safety and healing.
By finishing this course, you’ll know a lot about skin health. You’ll understand how the skin works, how to take care of it, and what can affect it.
You’ll also learn how to protect people’s skin and prevent problems. With this knowledge, you can be a leader in keeping skin healthy and safe for the people you care for.
The Tissue Viability course is designed for various individuals, including healthcare professionals, caregivers, and healthcare support staff. It is also open to individuals interested in skin health.
Learning Outcome of Tissue Viability Course
How much does a tissue viability nurse earn?
The salary of a tissue viability nurse can vary depending on factors such as location, level of experience, and the specific healthcare setting.
On average, tissue viability nurses in the United States (2022) as earn around $70,000 to $90,000 per year. In the United Kingdom (2022), the salary typically ranges from £30,000 to £45,000 per year
Note that our course is a Level 2 training suitable for healthcare staff.
The demand for tissue viability nurses is expected to grow by 17% between 2020 and 2030, which is faster than the average for all occupations.