Pressure area care

Learning outcomes:

At the end of this session, delegates will:

Be aware of which parts of the body are most susceptible to pressure injury

Be able to identify which pressure ulcer categories affect the different layers of the skin

Understand the characteristics of the different categories of pressure ulcer



Tina Chambers RGN, BSc(Hons) Specialist Nursing Practice (Tissue Viability)
Tissue Viability Consultant. Educator and Advisor

Tina qualified as a nurse in 1986 at the West Hertfordshire School of Nursing in Watford (Herts.) and has worked in a variety of clinical areas since this time including surgical, medical, intensive care, primary care, elderly care and rehabilitation. Tina has a BSc (hons) in Specialist Nursing Practice (Tissue Viability) and is currently practicing as an independent tissue viability consultant; prior to this she was a clinical nurse specialist in tissue viability in the NHS for 17 years. The geography of the NHS organisations she has worked for, have changed around her and latterly has been more acute focused. Tina has however 12 years’ experience of community and mental health in addition to the acute issues of tissue viability. Currently Tina practices clinically in a hospice in Hampshire.