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View Unit : Undertake tissue viability risk assessments

Unit
Unit Reference Number
Y/601/9022
Qualification Framework
QCF
Title
Undertake tissue viability risk assessments
Unit Level
Level 3
Unit Sub Level
None
Guided Learning Hours
26
Unit Credit Value
3
Date of Withdrawal
SSAs
1.3 Health and Social Care
Unit Grading Structure
Pass
Assessment Guidance

This unit must be assessed in accordance with Skills for Care and Development's QCF Assessment Principles.

Learning outcomes 2 and 3 must be assessed in a real work environment.

Learning Outcomes and Assessment Criteria
Learning Outcome - The learner will:Assessment Criterion - The learner can:
1

Understand the need for tissue viability risk assessment

1.1

Describe the anatomy and physiology of healthy skin

1.2

Describe the changes that occur when damage caused by pressure develops

1.3

Explain when an initial tissue viability risk assessment may be required

1.4

Describe what to look for when assessing the skin

1.5

Describe pre-disposing factors which may exacerbate risk of impaired tissue viability and skin breakdown

1.6

Describe external factors, including shearing forces, which may exacerbate risk of impaired tissue viability and skin breakdown

2

Be able to undertake tissue viability risk assessment

2.1

Identify individuals who may be at risk of impaired tissue viability and skin breakdown

2.2

Apply standard precautions for infection prevention and control

2.3

Inspect the general condition of an individual’s skin

2.4

Identify the sites where pressure damage might occur using appropriate assessment tools

2.5

Complete a tissue viability risk assessment within an appropriate time scale, as determined by organisational policy

2.6

Use safe handling techniques when assisting the individual to move during the assessment

2.7

Encourage the active participation of the individual and others where possible and appropriate

3

Be able to record and report on tissue viability risk assessment

3.1

Complete tissue viability risk assessment documentation

3.2

Share findings with appropriate staff and the individual

3.3

Notify appropriate staff of any immediate concerns

4

Understand when the risk assessment should be reviewed

4.1

Explain why the tissue viability risk assessment should be regularly reviewed and repeated

4.2

Explain when the tissue viability assessment tool, or the current review cycle may no longer be appropriate due to changes in the individual’s condition or environment

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