Diploma qualification units can be knowledge or skills based. Each different unit within the qualification has specific requirements and will have different evidence to demonstrate your ability to meet the requirements of the unit. Your coach will plan the most appropriate types of evidence with you. If you identify your own that is even better as it will clearly show your coach that you have a good understanding of the requirements and will have your qualification achieved much faster.
Undertake Agreed Pressure Area Care
Knowledge and skills
Understand the anatomy and physiology of the skin in relation to pressure area care.
Describe the anatomy and physiology of the skin in relation to skin breakdown and the development of pressure sores.
Showcasing your knowledge: –
Tutor marked assignment – one of:
a) Assessment Pack
b) Resource Pack
All Assignments MUST use and be submitted with an appropriate referencing system
Prior Learning / Certificates
Showcasing your skills: –
Minutes of Meetings
Supervision / Appraisals Records
Medication Administration Records
In put – Out put Records
Prior Learning / Certificates
Identify pressure sites of the body.
Identify factors which might put an individual at risk of skin breakdown and pressure sores.
Describe how incorrect handling and moving techniques can damage the skin.
Identify a range of interventions that can reduce the risk of skin breakdown and pressure sores.
Describe changes to an individual’s skin condition that should be reported.
Understand good practice in relation to own role when undertaking pressure area care.
Identify legislation and national guidelines affecting pressure area care.
Describe agreed ways of working relating to pressure area care
Describe why team working is important in relation to providing pressure area care.
Be able to follow the agreed care plan.
Describe why it is important to follow the agreed care plan.
Ensure the agreed care plan has been checked prior to undertaking the pressure area care.
Identify any concerns with the agreed care plan prior to undertaking the pressure area care.
Describe actions to take where any concerns with the agreed care plan are noted.
Identify the pressure area risk assessment tools which are used in own work area.
Explain why it is important to use risk-assessment tools.
Understand the use of materials, equipment and resources that are available when undertaking pressure area care.
Identify a range of aids or equipment used to relieve pressure.
Describe safe use of aids and equipment.
Identify where up-to-date information and support can be obtained about:
• materials • equipment • resources.
Be able to prepare to undertake pressure area care.
Prepare equipment and environment in accordance with health and safety guidelines.
Obtain valid consent for the pressure area care.
Be able to undertake pressure area care.
Carry out pressure area care procedure in a way that:
• respects the individual’s dignity and privacy • maintains safety • ensures the individual’s comfort • promotes active participation • promotes partnership working.
Apply standard precautions for infection prevention and control.
Carry out the pressure area care procedure without obstruction from bedding and clothing.
Move an individual using approved techniques and in accordance with the agreed care plan.
Use pressure-relieving aids in accordance with the care plan and any safety instructions.
Communicate effectively with the individual throughout the intervention.
Complete all records and documentation accurately and legibly.