We are delighted to announce that we are now collaborating with Leeds Care Association to help bring our skin tear training to care providers in the Leeds area.
Over the last few months, we have been partnering with charities and organisations working in the care sector to deliver our Repair the Tear training to nurses and carers around the UK.
Carers and nurses look after some of the most vulnerable people in society. Ensuring quality care and support is not only dependent on maintaining a highly-skilled and knowledgeable workforce, but also on prioritising the wellbeing of individual care sector workers. This includes encouraging consistent training and implementing wellbeing measures to support the workforce’s emotional, financial and social welfare.
Who are Leeds Care Association?
The Leeds Care Association is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to protecting and advocating for the interests of care providers. The LCA works closely with Leeds City Council and NHS Leeds to support the interests of regional care sector workers by:
- Offering legal advice and guidance to the Leeds care sector workforce.
- Providing business and recruitment consultancy services.
- DBS application processing advice.
- Organising training sessions for members.
Why have we partnered with Leeds Care Association?
It is important to look after and empower the people who look after our loved ones in whatever capacity we can.
As a result of the UK’s rapidly ageing population, there is now a record number of people living in nursing and care home facilities. Every year, the NHS treats an average of 2.2 million wounds and is seeing an increase in age-related wounds such as diabetic foot ulcers and venous leg ulcers.
As a wound care manufacturer, we receive hundreds of enquiries each year from care sector workers seeking advice on how to manage different types of wounds. One of the main wounds we are asked about is skin tears. Skin tears are generally uncomplicated wounds that, with proper care, can be expected to heal within a few weeks. Despite being common and uncomplicated wounds, limited resources and training mean that skin tears are often misidentified and mismanaged. Poorly managed skin tears can become chronic wounds, resulting in pain, infection, and an increase in unscheduled visits from District Nurses.
Our clinical specialists, together with Tissue Viability Nurses, have put together a training session that covers the basics of skin tear prevention, identification and management in a way that is accessible and suitable for care sector workers.
We are excited to do our part in spreading awareness of the different types of skin tears and increasing care sector workers’ confidence in dressing and treating them.
For more information on how you can sign up, please contact the LCA: Contact Us – Leeds Care Association