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Pressure Care Equipment Awareness 2024

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Intended Audience: All

Nurses, Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, Nursing / Care Assistants Care Staff from Residential Homes & Domiciliary Care Staff

Intended Audience Group
Pressure Ulcers, Wounds,
Aims and Objectives
  • Understand the aetiology of Pressure Ulcers and who is ‘at risk’ (including EPUAP, 2014)
  • Understand the rationale for prescribing appropriate equipment using a combination of the BCGT (Bedfordshire combined grading tool) and clinical judgement
  • Competent in Waterlow Risk Assessment
  • Become familiar with the product range in the catalogue (in the bedroom and pressure relief section)
  • Have an understanding of environmental factors you need to consider before ordering equipment for patients / clients
  • Understand how equipment works and the indications and contra-indications for use
  • Explore some of the practical guidelines that need to be considered when selecting equipment
  • Be more confident to support patients / clients to use the equipment safely and effectively
  • Have a “troubleshooting” guide to assist clinical practice


You are encouraged to bring challenging situations you may be dealing with or have dealt with to the session, this is your opportunity to find out all you ever wanted to know about equipment and how it should be used

Bedford Borough, Central Bedfordshire, Luton Borough,
Frequency / Length
Resource / Organisation
Training delivered by:
Virtual via TEAMS
Cost, Funded or Free