undertake agreed pressure area care Essay

1783 Words Jul 14th, 2014 8 Pages
Elements of competence

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Prepare to carry out pressure area care
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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.

Scope
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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In addition the assessor/expert witness may also ask questions to clarify aspects of your practice.
Expert Witness: A designated expert witness (maybe a nurse) may provide direct observation of practice, questioning, professional discussion and feedback on reflective accounts to provide evidence of specialist skills.
Witness testimony: can be a confirmation or authentication of the activities described in your evidence which your assessor has not seen. This could be provided by a work colleague or service user.
Products – Suggestions:- Records you have completed for individuals detailing their particular need for Pressure Area Care. Organisation policy and procedures in relation to Health and Safety aspects of this Unit. These do not need to be included in your portfolio. However they will form the basis of discussion with your assessor and need to be available for the IV to authenticate.

GENERAL GUIDANCE
Prior to commencing this unit you should agree and complete an assessment plan with your assessor which details the assessment methods you will be using, and the tasks you will be undertaking to demonstrate your competence.
Evidence must be provided for ALL of the performance criteria, ALL of the knowledge and the parts of the scope that are relevant to your job role.
The evidence must reflect the policies