undertake agreed pressure area care Essay

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Elements of competence

Prepare to carry out pressure area care
Carry out pressure area care

About this Unit
For this Unit you need to be able to undertake pressure area care for individuals, following the individual’s care plan and risk assessment, and relevant protocols and procedures within your work area.

It is aimed at prevention, that is maintaining healthy skin and preventing breakdown.

The scope is here to give you guidance on possible areas to be covered in this Unit. The terms in this section give you a list of options linked with items in the performance criteria. You need to provide evidence for any option related to your work area.

Adverse conditions include: incontinence; lack of
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This will include the National Service Standards and/or KSF for your areas of work and the individuals you care for.
All evidence must relate to your own work practice.

Knowledge specification for this unit

Competent practice is a combination of the application of skills and knowledge informed by values and ethics. This specification details the knowledge and understanding required to carry out competent practice in the performance described in this unit.

When using this specification it is important to read the knowledge requirements in relation to expectations and requirements of your job role.

You need to provide evidence for ALL knowledge points listed below. There are a variety of ways this can be achieved so it is essential that you read the ‘knowledge evidence’ section of the Assessment Guidance.

You need to show that you know, understand and can apply in practice:
Enter Evidence Numbers

1 A working understanding of why you should tell the individuals what you are doing.

2 A working understanding of what is meant by consent.

Legislation and organisational policy and procedures

3 A basic awareness of the current local, UK legislation, national guidelines and local policies and protocols which affect your work practice in relation to undertaking agreed pressure area care:
(a) health and safety
(b) moving, handling, and positioning individuals
(c) pressure area risk assessment

4 A working