pressure ulcers

prevention is better than cure.

pressure ulcers

prevention is better than cure.

pressure ulcers

prevention is better than cure.

Why Face to Face Training is Vital

Posted by admin on March 13, 2017

You can never underestimate the power of good training.  A positive training experience will result in positive changes of behaviour which can, particularly in the social care sector, lead to changes that can affect the lives of our most frail and elderly population.  Yet our vitally important social care staff are not given protected learning time, they are not provided with access to the latest technology to further their own knowledge.  For the most part the only training that someone will be exposed to in this industry is that which they have to do in order to perform the day to day tasks – the mandatory training that ALL social care providers are required to offer.

But there are so many more essential skills that our social care staff need to have in order to provide the best possible care.  Training such as how to prevent pressure ulcers.  Without this essential knowledge a carer may discount a patch of red skin on someone’s bottom or heel as just being normal and continue with their daily routine.  But having the knowledge that red skin can mean that the skin is starting to damage could prevent that person from developing a pressure ulcer.

As an organisation, Your Turn has been delivering its React to Red Skin training in social care settings for the last five years with the majority of training delivered face to face.  There is no substitute for seeing carers have their ‘light bulb moment’ when they suddenly understand the importance of checking the skin or realising that being mobile can be as simple as rocking in a chair.

There is obviously a place for e-learning tools and for the technology that plays such a major part in our day to day lives but when it comes to training, there is really no substitute for seeing the ‘whites of their eyes’ when you are delivering messages as important as how to prevent pressure ulcers.

We run training courses all over the UK in conjunction with both CCG’s and trusts to help social care providers ensure that their staff have the essential knowledge to help them protect our most frail elderly but also to educate others about the simple things that can make all the difference.

If you want to know about the training that is currently in your area or are interested in getting our trainers to deliver training in your establishment please contact us at Claire@your-turn.org.uk