Education & CPD

Pressure Ulcer Prevention and Management


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  •   Date: Wednesday, 01 July 2020
  •   Registration: Wednesday, 01 July 2020 09:45
  •   Start: Wednesday, 01 July 2020 10:00
  •   End: Wednesday, 01 July 2020 16:00
  •   Location: The Richmond Education and Event Centre, North Brunswick Street, Dublin 7


This programme broadens participants’ knowledge and understanding of pressure ulcer assessment and management, and ensures professional competency in pressure ulcer care. Topics covered include assessment and classification of pressure
ulcers, causes and pathophysiology of pressure ulcers, nursing management and dressing selection. The programme will provide participants with an opportunity for continuing professional development to ensure that their practice is founded on the latest research and guidance as per the Health Service Executive’s National best practice and evidence-based guidelines for wound management.
  • Wednesday, 01 July 2020

  • 09:45
  • 10:00
    Welcome and Introduction
  • 10:15
    Aetiology of Pressure Ulcers/Types
  • 11:00
    Tea / Coffee
  • 11:30
    Assessment/Classification of Pressure Ulcers
  • 12:15
    Management of Pressure Ulcers
  • 13:00
  • 13:30
    Dressings Selection Workshop
  • 15:45
  • 16:00
  •   Location: The Richmond Education and Event Centre, North Brunswick Street, Dublin 7
Reading List

For access to any of the references below, please contact the library. e:, t: 01 6640614

  1. Guy, H. , (2007) Pressure ulcer risk assessment and grading, Nursing Times, pp 38-40.

  2. Jones, Donna , (2013) Pressure ulcer prevention in the community setting, Nursing Standard, pp 47-55.

  3. Leaker, Sarah Helen, (2013) The role of nutrition in preventing pressure ulcers, Nursing Standard, pp 66-70.

  4. Moore, Zena, (2012) Pressure ulcer prevalence and prevention practices in care of the older person in the Republic of Ireland, Journal of Clinical Nursing, pp 362-71.

  5. Stephen Haynes, Jackie, (2013) The role of barrier protection on pressure ulcer prevention, British Journal of Nursing, S52-8.

  6. National Institute for Clinical Excellence, (2001) Pressure Ulcer Risk Assessment and Prevention .

  7. European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel .

  8. Ellis, M., (2016) Understanding the latest guidance on pressure ulcer prevention, Journal of Community Nursing, pp .29-36..

  9. Barry, M, (2015) Pressure ulcer prevention in frail older people, Nursing Standard, pp .50-60..

  10. Brown, J., (2016) The role of dressings in the prevention of pressure ulcers British Journal of Nursing pp. 15,, British Journal of Nursing, S6-S12..

  11. Ellis, M, (2017) Pressure ulcer prevention in care home settings, Nursing Older People, pp.29-35.

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