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This Tissue Viability course is ideal for anyone working in a health and social care setting, and provides vital information for many practitioners.

The course is designed to provide workers with the vital knowledge they need to carry out your job safely and to ensure maximum support for patients in your care.

  • This module has been independently certified as conforming to Continual Professional Development (CPS) guidelines
  • Online, self-paced training
  • Interactive course with colourful animations
  • Complete in 1-2 hours
  • 24 hour learner support


This Tissue Viability course examines the causes and contributory factors of skin pressure damage, as well as responsibilities and regulatory requirements regarding patients in a practitioner’s care, who may be susceptible to pressure ulcers.

The course gives practitioners an understanding of the causes and contributory factors of skin pressure damage, and how they can work to avoid this happening.

Why take this course?

The content of this elearning course includes:

  • Definition of pressure ulcers
  • Structure of healthy skin: features and composition
  • Regulatory requirements relating to pressure ulcers
  • Patient assessment
  • Assessment issues regarding different skin types
  • Assessment methods (e.g. Waterlow Score Card)
  • Methods and aids for preventing and relieving pressure
  • Maintaining patient dignity
  • Nutrition, health and skin damage
  • Pressure ulcers and risk factors
  • Four stages of ulcer development
  • Nutrition and wound healing
  • Key policy and legislation regarding skin damage
  • Avoiding negligence

Training outcomes

After taking this course, learners will be able to understand:

  • The main regulatory requirements relating to pressure ulcers?
  • How pressure ulcers are defined
  • How to describe the basic structure of skin
  • What aids can be used to prevent and relieve pressure
  • What the common sites for the development of pressure ulcers are
  • Which individuals are at greater risk of developing pressure ulcers
  • The role nutrition and health play in preventing skin damage


This course is accredited by CPD and the certificate, awarded upon successful completion, can be used to log your hours against.

Course duration

Approximately one to two hours to complete. As an e-learning course you can complete this training in convenient stages. The system will record your progress throughout.

Target audience

This course is aimed at anyone working in a role that involves working directly with patients in a health and social care setting: particularly where patients are either disabled or largely sedentary. Some of these job roles include nurses, care workers, community support workers and public health workers. This list is not exhaustive, and other professionals will also benefit from the information contained within this course.

Entry requirements

There are no entry requirements for this course.

Test and certificate

The end of course test consists of 15 multiple-choice questions. Learners are required to achieve a 75% pass mark, and, if necessary, may attempt the test three times at no extra cost. If learners do not achieve the 75% pass mark, further attempts may be given by contacting our support team.

Learners will be able to download a digital certificate on completion.

How It Works

Frequently asked questions

Do I need an e-mail address to buy this course?

Yes, you will need an e-mail address to buy this course. This is because we use your e-mail address to create an account for you in our learning management system - where you will take the training. We also need your email address to send your purchase receipt.

If you buy more courses in future using the same e-mail address during checkout, then these will automatically be added to your system account.

If you pay by PayPal, we will use your PayPal email address to create your system account.

Can I buy this course and give it to other people?

Yes, you can buy the training using your own email address and then give it to other learners from your system account.

Each learner will need to have their own email address. This is so that we can send them a link to the training and give them their own system account.

Is there a refund policy?

We want you to be completely satisfied with your training. We offer a 30 day, no hassle, no quibble, money-back guarantee if you are not 100% satisfied.

To request a refund, you should email our learner support team with your receipt stating why you would like to be reimbursed. You, or your learners, must not complete the training in order to make a valid refund claim.

Will the course work on a tablet or mobile phone?

We recommend using a desktop or laptop for the best learning experience. This course can also be taken on tablet and mobile devices - including iPads and iPhones.

Is a specific internet browser recommended?

For the best possible experience, we recommend learners use Google Chrome, Internet Explorer 11 or Firefox. Please ensure there are no updates pending on your browser.

How long do learners have to complete a course?

There is no set completion time for this course. Learners can study in their own time at their own speed and may pause, leave and come back to the system to continue the training at any time.

Does the course contain sound?

Yes, this course contains sound. For those without sound on their computer or device, the narration is covered in an optional text box at the bottom of the training.

How long is the certificate valid for?

There is no set time for how long this certificate is valid for. It is generally recognised that certificates are renewed every three years.


Bulk discounts

Bulk discounts are available on purchases of more than 10 courses.

If you wish to discuss a large individual order for this course, and/or would like to be invoiced in advance, please call our sales team on 01943 885 085 to make an enquiry.

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