Pressure Injury

1h 30m of CPD
Sue Templeton
06 Jul 2016

This Course reviews risk identification, and minimisation, assessment, and management of pressure injuries, should they occur.


Describe the pathophysiology of pressure injury and identify common risk factors


Identify measures that reduce the likelihood of pressure injury


Identify the stages of pressure injury accurately


State how to manage pressure injury


Sue Templeton

Sue Templeton works as the Nurse Practitioner: wound management for RDNS SA. Sue has worked in wound management since 1987 and has extensive clinical experience managing a variety of acute and chronic wounds. Sue provides clinical consultancy services, develops and delivers wound management education, and is involved in the development of wound management tools, policies, and procedures. Sue has been involved in AWMA/Wounds Australia at a national and local level for a number of years. Sue has undertaken clinical research and published and presented locally, nationally, and internationally. Sue has been involved in the development of several national and international guidelines and is active in a number of state and national committees. Sue is passionate about improving the lives of people with a wound and empowering others to deliver best practice in wound management.


Dancan Kapkusha15 Oct 2018
This was a very educative VLA, the educator presents the information in a way that is easy to understand and it is a step by step process.

Brynie Riky07 Sep 2018
Very useful as a refresher of knew and existing knowledge, to provide better patient care.

Andrea Bogart28 Aug 2018
Excellent, very informative

Maria Nothling25 Jul 2018
excellent, recommend for all

Tania Boldery15 Jul 2018
Great information very informative

Jo-Liene bell10 Jul 2018
Amazing video , very detailed

Robert John Harris09 Jul 2018
This was an excellent learning tool

Carmen Houston08 Jul 2018
great tutorial ..informative and engaging

Soumyamol Binesh16 Jun 2018

Hayley Candace Amanda Ferguson13 Jun 2018
Fantastic, learnt so much from this VLA

Terry woods08 Jun 2018
Good overview

Emma Dunlevie01 Jun 2018
Good presentation

Sirini Prathibha Ariyarathna Korale Kankanamge31 May 2018
Very informative

Elizabeth Uhlmann31 May 2018
Good review of pressure injuries.

Kristie-Lee Perrott31 May 2018
excellent sources

Melissa Parder31 May 2018

Valerie Courreges31 May 2018
Fantastic overview

Adam Whitemore30 May 2018
a really interesting and informative presentation

Chelsea Robinson30 May 2018
Very informative and easy to follow!

Julie Ann Ross29 May 2018
I really enjoyed this resource and would recomend it to friends and colleagues.

Claire Jacobs29 May 2018
The education was very helpful to my knowledge as a nurse.

Brooke Hutchinson29 May 2018
Great resource, presented extremely well.

Suzanna Potter28 May 2018
A very good resource.

Baek Eunyoung28 May 2018
Great !!

Jessica Arnold27 May 2018

Lynne Berridge26 May 2018
good information

yi jun chen26 May 2018
very good

Jacelyn Partridge25 May 2018
Very helpful! Easy to understand!

Anna Prusiak25 May 2018
Lots of information but explained in an excellent way, thank you.

Morgan Anne Morgan24 May 2018
good content, well presented

Well explained

Georgia Jones24 May 2018
This education was very informative

Gillian Carne23 May 2018

Geetha Rani Ammini23 May 2018
Very informative...

Diana Maritza Montoya Mateus23 May 2018
Great lectures

Mele Funaki23 May 2018
very interesting.

Tupou Makasini23 May 2018
Great video

Abbygail vikki-may nicholls23 May 2018
Great amount of information

Harmeet Kaur23 May 2018
Very good

yan zhang22 May 2018
excellent video

Mary Rothery22 May 2018
This is a complex subject but this is clearly presented and easy to follow.

Robert Martin21 May 2018
This video learning on pressure care was very informative and the educator was engaging.

Amala Thomas20 May 2018

Sukhvinder Singh Birdi20 May 2018
great information.

Divina Evangelista20 May 2018
The educator is knowledgeable and engaging. I would surely recommend this education to other health professionals.

Wendy Noye19 May 2018

Beda Nidhi Khatiwada19 May 2018

Efstathia Stanitsas18 May 2018
Thoroughly enjoyed the lecture.

Lisa Lising Reyes18 May 2018
Relevant course as high risk area

Werner Cossid18 May 2018

Tracy Halliburton18 May 2018
Engaging and informative. Easy to implement in the acute ward.

Karamjeet Kaur17 May 2018
I have learned the management of pressure injury and the associated risk with them and the how to prevent them in healthcare settings.

Janette Elliott14 May 2018
great presentation

Lin Jiang14 May 2018

Jinju Rajeev14 May 2018

Sneha Kuriakose11 May 2018

Mi Park11 May 2018
good examples easy to understand.

Amrita Banstola08 May 2018
This resource is beneficial for all health professional.

wendy maggay08 May 2018
informative and helpful

Reena Raju07 May 2018
good session

Emelye Coenraad07 May 2018
Interesting & gained new knowledge

Sharon Khan06 May 2018
I would recommend this education to other health professionals

Mayumi Nakazawa06 May 2018
Good resource

Cheryl Carpenter03 May 2018
Great leanring seminar

Lisa Leeon02 May 2018
I found this video lecture to be very informative and interactive. A great resource.

catherine woods02 May 2018
good graphics

Roland Patrick Tan02 May 2018

Amandeep Kaur02 May 2018

XIAO YANG01 May 2018

Andrea Ireland30 Apr 2018
Good VLA

Elyssa Wedd30 Apr 2018
A very informative video learning session, that really did refresh my knowledge of pressure injuries and it provided such informative new information.

Ranilo Martinez29 Apr 2018
very vital learning.

Rupinder Kaur Brar25 Apr 2018
Simple, informative and interesting

Alysha Hack25 Apr 2018
Great overview of pressure injuries, highly reccommend.

Jane Wilson25 Apr 2018
educator engaging and recommend this education to others as probably the most informative yet

cathleen Farewell24 Apr 2018
very informative. reinforced my previous knowledge and also updated my knowledge

Rijo George24 Apr 2018
The session was very informative.

Kayla Smith23 Apr 2018

Joungsim BAE23 Apr 2018

siobhan perkins23 Apr 2018
Fantastic topic.

Queen Elthan Tatad21 Apr 2018
very informative

Rebecca Patricia Campbell19 Apr 2018
Very good presentation

Rachel Keats17 Apr 2018
Very interesting and informative. A good refresher

Nida Deligero Lagunay17 Apr 2018
Very useful and important material of learning.

Gemma Dale16 Apr 2018
This course was very engaging I feel a lot better about how to manage and care for pressure wounds

Amanpreet Kaur16 Apr 2018
good video

Carmel Spano11 Apr 2018
Interesting thanks

Very good, easy to understand. Simple language and photo evidence assists learning.

cheuk yi fung05 Apr 2018
Useful knowledge

Sarah Ball02 Apr 2018
Very informative piece that is succinct and relevant to practice.

Magda Amarasingham25 Mar 2018

Jedee Leonore Binwag23 Mar 2018
The lesson is very interesting and educational.

Marilou Ortega18 Mar 2018
very informative and the teacher is so knowledgeable of the topic.

Jacqui Storey17 Mar 2018

Travis McAndrew13 Mar 2018
very informative!

Anne Jordan13 Mar 2018
Educator engaging

Vicki Simms10 Mar 2018
Excellent, really informative and helpful

Nomalanga moyo03 Mar 2018
This learning was very informative ,it covered every detail about the pressure injury that was so important for my profession,the presenter was very organised and clear.

Juliet Melano01 Mar 2018
The presentation was set out simply and was easy to follow the steps.

Patricia Booth25 Feb 2018
Very well presented in an engaging and informative manner

Eva Bodnar23 Feb 2018
Very educational, recommend to all nurses and careers this video learning

Limor Weingarten23 Feb 2018
Love the graphics

mary susan delos reyes20 Feb 2018
very well presented

Leonie Ruth telfer18 Feb 2018

Yvonne May Craig14 Feb 2018
After this presentation I have a better understanding of the stages of pressure injuries and the prevention of them, I also now have a better knowledge on the documentation of the said injuries.

Timothy Riegerix11 Feb 2018
Overall it was a very useful resource. The order felt a little bit off. I think discussion of the stages of pressure injury should happen at the beginning, but in this course it was lightly touched on in the beginning, and then popped back up in greater depth right in the middle.

felicity Goswell10 Feb 2018
Excellent course. A great summation of a difficult problem. I only wish she could have showed us some of the products used for pts shown to give us some ideas of what to purchase.

Maria Zubcakova09 Feb 2018
Excellent source of knowledge.

Monica Burrows05 Feb 2018
Excellent information for preventing pressure injuries the educator was engaging all areas and was easy to follow. I would recommend this VLR to all other health professionals

Charysse Gosney04 Feb 2018
Great presentation - the use of photographs reinforced the course content.

Course Overview

Topics include:

  • Pathophysiology of pressure injury and identification of common risk factors
  • Measures that reduce the likelihood of pressure injury
  • How to manage pressure injury

Target audience

All health professionals working in a variety of healthcare settings who care for adults who may be at risk for, or have developed, a pressure injury.


Enhance knowledge and skills in regards to prevention and management of pressure injury.


The prevention and management of pressure injuries is one of the National Safety and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) Standards. This demonstrates the significance of pressure injury as a serious adverse outcome within healthcare. However, despite this and a general consensus that most pressure injuries are avoidable, reported incidence rates from Australia and overseas are as high as 29%, with a calculated total annual cost that could be as high US$1.6 billion in Australia. Data collected from the author's organisation (a community-based nursing organisation providing predominantly in-home care) consistently showed that 20-25% of the chronic wounds were pressure injuries. Therefore, despite national and international clinical practice guidelines on the prevention and management of pressure injury, these significant, often debilitating and sometimes life-threatening, wounds continue to occur. Knowledge of best practice in pressure injury prevention and optimising management when they do occur has the potential to reduce pain, suffering and lessen the burden on all aspects of the healthcare system.

Health professionals in Australia that are registered with AHPRA are required to obtain continuing professional development (CPD) hours/points each year that relates to their context of practice, in order to comply with mandatory regulatory requirements.