This module is designed to provide an overview of the recommendations for the classification and treatment of pressure injuries from the Prevention and Treatment of Pressure Injuries: Clinical practice guideline. The International Guideline (2019).
It is focused on the aged population and is most relevant for personal care workers and assistant nurses who are working in the residential aged care setting.
Personal care workers and assistants in nursing
The course is directly related to the Australian National Safety and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) Standards as part of Standard Five: Comprehensive Care.
It directly relates to the Aged Care Quality Standards, Standard Three, Personal Care and Clinical Care.
Specifically the Australian Commission on Quality and Safety in Health Care has stated that:
Health service organisations implementing the National Safety and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) Standards are required to establish systems and processes for pressure injury prevention and wound management that are consistent with best-practice guidelines.