• Level 2
  • 3 Hours Duration
  • 1 Year Certificate

Tissue Viability Training

This Tissue Viability training is aimed at all healthcare staff responsible for individuals who are at risk of pressure sores.

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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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Course Summary

  • 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.

Importantly, the course will ensure delegates understand what is meant by “Tissue Viability” and how it relates to pressure sores and wound management.

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

Course Outline:

 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.

Target Audience:

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

Upon finishing this course on Tissue Viability, participants will:

  1. Show a deep understanding of skin health, including skin anatomy, physiology, and factors affecting skin integrity.
  2. Identify essential elements of a proper skincare routine and apply them effectively for maintaining healthy skin.
  3. Recognize internal and external factors impacting skin, such as age-related changes, genetics, medical conditions, and the environment.
  4. Understand the vital role of healthcare professionals in promoting tissue viability and communicating effectively within the team.
  5. Develop skills for thorough skin assessments and accurate documentation to monitor skin health.
  6. Implement preventive strategies to reduce skin breakdown risk and educate patients, caregivers, and staff on skin care importance.
  7. Demonstrate proficiency in managing and preventing skin breakdown, focusing on pressure ulcers, wound care, and infection control.
  8. Embrace the responsibility of being a tissue viability champion, skillfully preserving skin health for individuals’ overall well-being.

Other FAQs on Tissue Viability Course

What is Tissue Viability Training?

Tissue viability training is a special training that provides individuals, particularly healthcare professionals, and caregivers, with knowledge and skills related to skin health and the management of skin-related issues.

This training aims to enhance participants’ understanding of tissue viability, including the anatomy and physiology of the skin, factors impacting skin integrity, and the importance of preventive measures.

Our tissue viability training at Caring for Care helps healthcare professionals take care of patients with wounds or at risk of getting wounds. It will improve your skills and focus on current issues in the field. You’ll learn to meet your patients’ needs better.

What are the 4 C’s viable tissue?

The four C’s of viable tissue are:

  • Color: Healthy tissue should have a normal color, typically appearing pink or red, indicating good blood flow.
  • Circulation: Adequate blood circulation is essential for tissue viability, ensuring oxygen and nutrients reach the tissue to support its health.
  • Consistency: Viable tissue has a firm and consistent texture, not too hard or too soft upon examination.
  • Capillary Refill: The capillary refill time measures how quickly blood returns to the capillaries after compression, with a rapid refill indicating healthy tissue perfusion.

These four C’s serve as critical criteria in clinical assessments to determine tissue viability and identify any potential issues with tissue health.

What is the role of a tissue viability nurse in NHS?

The role of a tissue viability nurse in the National Health Service (NHS) is vital. They specialize in preventing and managing wounds, pressure ulcers, and skin issues.
Responsibilities include thorough assessments, personalized care plans, and proactive prevention.
They educate healthcare teams and patients, collaborate with different disciplines, and stay updated on evidence-based practices.
Their expertise in wound care and technology enhances patient outcomes, while research and quality improvement initiatives drive continuous improvement.
Tissue viability nurses are essential in optimizing patient care and well-being in the NHS.

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.

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