Registered nurses, associate practitioners, and health care assistants.


To enable the student to acquire evidence based up to date knowledge and skills in prevention and management of pressure ulcers (PU) and moisture associated skin damage (MASD).

Learning Outcome

The student will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the physiopathology and associated factors associated with prevention and management of PU and MASD
  • Demonstrate an understanding and competence in using Waterlow risk assessment combined with clinical judgement
  • Understand how to use all the elements of ASSKING in a care plan devised with patient and carers
  • Understand the complexity of the staging of PU and its management
  • Achieve basic knowledge of pressure relieving equipment and relate it to practice

Competency to be achieved with:

  • Reading the local guidelines on prevention and management of pressure ulcers
  • Completing the teaching pack and supervised practice in agreement with your supervisor