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Pressure Ulcer Basics for aged care workers - a revised version of the Pressure Ulcer Basics package specifically aimed at Certificate III and IV residential aged care staff.
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Pressure ulcers

A pressure ulcer is defined as a lesion caused by unrelieved pressure resulting in damage of underlying tissue. Pressure ulcers are an internationally recognised patient safety problem and are largely preventable.

Information contained in these pages is aimed at assisting users with reducing the severity and number of pressure ulcers.

An ongoing strategy:

The Pressure Ulcer Clinical Indicator Data Set to support monitoring and benchmarking

Key improvement tools and resources:

Pressure Ulcer Basics course - an education tool for use by all clinical staff.

Pressure Ulcer Basics course for residential aged care workers - an education tool designed for the residential aged care setting.

Consumer information - links, information, brochures and booklets

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Last updated: 21 July, 2009
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