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Tissue Viability

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On average this
course contributes
2-3 hours
towards your CPD

Pressure ulcers can be extremely painful, difficult to treat and in some extreme cases even life threatening. As a result, this module has been designed to provide learners with an increased an awareness of the causes and contributing factors of skin pressure damage, referred to as ulcers.

This module provides learners with an increased understanding of the regulatory requirements relating to tissue viability, as well as information on appropriate wound care.

On completion of the module, learners will also have the required knowledge to assess the risk from pressure ulcers on individuals and knowledge of the relevant tools available to prevent damage occurring. On completion of this course learners will:

  • Recognise regulatory requirements
  • Define the term "pressure ulcer"
  • Describe the basic structure of skin
  • Describe the common sites for the development of pressure ulcers
  • Outline the role nutrition and health play in the prevention of skin damage
  • List aids to prevent and relieve pressure

Course Details

Lesson Plan

Areas covered include:

  • Welcome and learning objectives
  • Introduction
  • Normal Skin
  • Pressure ulcers and risk factors
  • Assessment
  • Healing
  • Equipment and good practise

Target Audience

This module is aimed at all employees working in the Health and Social Care Sector who work with individuals susceptible to pressures ulcers. The course is also suitable for anyone wanting to learn more about tissue viability, its causes and potential treatment.


With approximately 80 interactive screens, it is estimated that this module will take approximately 2-3 hours to complete (depending on learning speed). As an e-learning module you can complete this training in convenient stages and revisit whenever you wish. The system will record your progress throughout.

CPD Accreditation

The content of this course has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines

What our customers have said

I like the Audio as well as reading throughout the module, good for visual learners. Practice questions were good at the end of the module for a recap.
19/04/2016 JW
Brilliant module, learnt the basics of pressure ulcers. enough information to provide good care for patients
31/03/2016 MH
The information given was thorough and the diagrams had very clear detail. I felt it covered more information than on my last day of tissue viability training
10/03/2016 JW
details about dressings, and types of pressure ulcers.more indepth information about different types of equipment
27/02/2016 NJ
Very thorough, good challenges
03/11/2015 LB
Very easy to access and that it allows you to stop and come back later.
06/09/2015 MP
The module is very clear with good explanation and to the subject
26/08/15 KE
The module was very easy to follow and very informative
15/07/2015 KA
It was very informative and easy to follow
MD 08/01/2015

Cost and Discounts

£30 + VAT - This cost is for a single user.

Discounts are available for multiple users (10 or more) for more information please contact, or telephone UKVC Sales on 01943 885089.

How it Works

The information below is specific to this particular course. If you would like a more general guide to how our purchasing and learning works please visit the Four Easy Steps page which should tell you all you need to know.

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This is an online course, all the training will be taken through your browser window. There will be no face-to-face sessions with instructors nor will you receive any training material through the post. If you wish you may print out any page of the training material, and may also print the notes you took during the training.

You can also revisit the training material at any time, even after you have completed the course.


The material for this course has been broken down into several smaller lessons, each lesson dealing with a specific area of the overall subject.

The lesson consist of a series of pages in which an instructor will talk you through the lesson material at a pace that suits you. Pages may also include supporting pictures, graphs, animation or extra sounds to help with the learning where appropriate. Some lessons will include challenges/quizzes to help you keep in touch and interested in the material.

Lessons can be taken in any order and each lesson may be PAUSED and RESUMED at any stage. When all lessons in the course have been completed our system will realise and automatically record that you have successfully completed the course


This course is delivered fully online allowing you to learn at your own pace, however an average duration would be 2-3 hours.

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