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Pressure Injury Prevention

Prevent pressure injuries by understanding risks and responding appropriately.

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What you'll learn

  • Prevent and manage pressure injuries effectively.
  • Understand the causes and risk factors.
  • Emphasise the importance of prevention.
  • Implement workplace pressure injury prevention strategies.
  • Recognise the stages of pressure injury development.
  • Report and respond to pressure injuries appropriately.

Why choose this course?

This course is recommended for direct support workers and will equip participants with the knowledge and skills to prevent pressure injuries and provide effective support to clients at risk of pressure injuries.

A pressure injury is damage to the skin and underlying tissue caused by prolonged pressure on an area of the body. This can happen when someone sits or lies in the same position for a long time without moving, causing blood flow to be restricted and leading to the development of a sore or ulcer. Pressure injuries can result in painful prolonged hospital stays, and at their worst, can be fatal.

Pressure Injury avoidance is an important consideration for any facility or service; most pressure injuries are considered preventable when correct prevention strategies are implemented.

What does the course cover?

This course will help direct support workers and others understand what pressure injuries are and how they are caused. The content covers:

  • Who is at increased risk of pressure injuries?
  • Why prevention is so important.
  • How to prevent pressure injuries in the workplace
  • The stages of pressure injury development
  • How to recognise, report and effectively respond to pressure injuries

This course is essential for:

  • Direct Support Workers and other staff who work in group homes and residential facilities for individuals with disabilities, including those in aged care.
  • Family and friends caring for loved ones.
  • Allied Health professionals


40 minutes

Refresher schedule

Every 24 months

100% online course
Interactive activities
Voice over
Video and/or animation
Certificate of completion
Aligned to NDIS Practice Standards
Access available for 12 months from purchase

Training 25 or more people?
We have flexible learning options, on our LMS or yours. Contact us to discuss hosting options, cost effective licences and additional discounts for your organisation.

Price: $49.50 Inc. GST
Buy 2 or more seats for $47.85 each inc. GST
Buy 11 or more seats for $46.20 each inc. GST

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