This brief module will explore why some women are receiving sub-standard care in hospitals and how lessons can be learnt to raise awareness and to prevent pressure ulcers happening in maternity care.

By the end of this module you will have

  •  an understanding of physiology of skin and skin damage
  •  an appreciation of common themes resulting in pressure ulcers in maternity
  •  understanding of the impact of pressure ulcers on the woman and her family
  •  knowledge and understanding on the midwife’s role in preventing pressure ulcers
  •  a better understanding of NHS Resolution 
  •  appreciation of the claims processes through NHS Resolution

Study time: 10 minutes

Original content: October 2016
Reviewed: June 2020
Next review: June 2023