1h 30m

Pressure Injury

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

06 Jul 2016

Learning Outcomes


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



Very good presentation -- 19 Apr 2018
Very interesting and informative. A good refresher -- 17 Apr 2018
Very useful and important material of learning. -- 17 Apr 2018
This course was very engaging I feel a lot better about how to manage and care for pressure wounds -- 16 Apr 2018
good video -- 16 Apr 2018
Interesting thanks -- 11 Apr 2018
Very good, easy to understand. Simple language and photo evidence assists learning. -- 06 Apr 2018
Useful knowledge -- 05 Apr 2018
Very informative piece that is succinct and relevant to practice. -- 02 Apr 2018
Good -- 25 Mar 2018
The lesson is very interesting and educational. -- 23 Mar 2018
very informative and the teacher is so knowledgeable of the topic. -- 18 Mar 2018
Good -- 17 Mar 2018
very informative! -- 13 Mar 2018
Educator engaging -- 13 Mar 2018
Excellent, really informative and helpful -- 10 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. -- 03 Mar 2018
The presentation was set out simply and was easy to follow the steps. -- 01 Mar 2018
Very well presented in an engaging and informative manner -- 25 Feb 2018
Very educational, recommend to all nurses and careers this video learning -- 23 Feb 2018
Love the graphics -- 23 Feb 2018
very well presented -- 20 Feb 2018
excellent -- 18 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. -- 14 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. -- 11 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. -- 10 Feb 2018
Excellent source of knowledge. -- 09 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 -- 05 Feb 2018
Great presentation - the use of photographs reinforced the course content. -- 04 Feb 2018

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.