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Eliminating Heel Pressure Ulcers

Monday 17 July 2017
De Vere West One Conference Centre, London

Eliminating Heel Pressure Ulcers
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Pressure Ulcers are a priority focus area for 2016/19 for NHS Improvement as the first part of their programme on patient safety initiatives;  “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 ulcer…Collectively we should not feel that this is an acceptable position for our patients…In 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

Chaired by Tina Chambers, Past Chair, Tissue Viability Society, and Tissue Viability Consultant Educator and Advisor this national conference will provide you with practical guidance for eliminating avoidable heel pressure ulcers and improving care and treatment in your service.

National updates including an opening presentation from Jennie Hall, Senior Nursing Adviser, NHS Improvement, and practical case studies will look at changing practice in the early detection of heel pressure ulcers, reducing the incidence of hospital acquired heel pressure ulcers in practice, communicating heel pressure ulcer prevention, performing vascular assessment of heel pressure ulcers, identifying predictors of Healing in Heel Pressure Ulcers, managing the multidisciplinary team to work together to eliminate heel pressure ulcers, carrying out and learning from RCA investigations relating to heel pressure ulcers, and managing heel pressure ulcers in the community. 

There will also be an exhibition and pre-conference supplier showcase with Dermatronics and Promedics both confirmed to present case study examples of using their products and systems in practice.

Also of interest

Association for PrescribersGood Governance InstituteTissue Viability ScotlandSociety of Vascular NursesWelsh Wound NetworkWound Care Alliance UK
GGI (Good Governance Institute) accredited conferences CPD Member ASGBI (Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland) professional partner BADS (British Association of Day Surgery) accredited conferences