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Eliminating Heel Pressure Ulcers

Friday 23 March 2018
De Vere West One Conference Centre, London

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In the NHS in England from April 2015 to the end of March 2016, 24,674 patients were reported to have developed a new pressure ulcerCollectively we should not feel that this is an acceptable position for our patientsIn May 2016 4.5 % of reported ST patients had a pressure ulcer = 8,426 patients…We are seeing a plateau and variation in organisations” NHS Improvement February 2017

“The Heel is the second most common site for pressure ulcer development” Nursing Centre, 2015

“Research shows between 80% and 95% are avoidable” Stop the Pressure Campaign, NHS England

“Pressure ulcers will be priority areas for 2016/17 as the first part of our programme on patient safety initiatives” NHS Improvement, Business plan 2016/17, July 2016

This conference focuses on a practical guide to eliminating heel pressure ulcers and improving care and treatment in your service

National updates and practical case studies will provide essential guidance on:

• Reducing avoidable heel pressure ulcers

• Changing practice in the early detection of heel pressure ulcers

• Reducing the incidence of hospital acquired heel pressure ulcers in practice

• Undertaking effective Heel Checks

• React to Red: Communicating heel pressure ulcer prevention

• Reducing the incidence of hospital acquired heel pressure ulcers in practice

• Vascular assessment of heel pressure ulcers

• Predictors of Healing in Heel Pressure Ulcers

• Multidisciplinary management of heel pressure ulcers

• Learning from RCA investigations relating to heel pressure ulcers

• Managing heel pressure ulcers in the community

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