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Pressure Ulcers Summit

Thursday 7 December 2017
Manchester Conference Centre, Manchester

Pressure Ulcers Summit
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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 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

“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 summit aims to bring together tissue viability, wound care leads and senior nurses to discuss the important issue of eliminating avoidable pressure ulcers. The conference will cover implementing the national stop the pressure campaign and monitoring progress against the National NICE Quality Standard for Pressure Ulcers.

The conference will include an extended case study focus on reducing pressure ulcers in high risk areas such as end of life care, oncology, the frail elderly in care homes and in people who have a prior history of pressure ulcers or complex wounds.  Practical case studies and in depth extended sessions will focus on reducing and preventing pressure ulcers, pressure ulcer grading and reporting including unstageable pressure ulcers, latest evidence on risk assessment, pain as a predictor of pressure ulcer development and factors associated with severe pressure ulcer development. The event will look at this issue of avoidability and discuss the latest evidence on what is actually considered unavoidable.

Benefits of attending

This conference will enable you to:

  • Network with colleagues who are working to eliminate pressure ulcers
  • Understand the national context including updates from NHS Improvement and Stop the Pressure  
  • Develop your skills and improve the prevention and management of pressure ulcers   
  • Understand how to improve pressure ulcer grading, reporting including unstageable pressure ulcers, understand what is avoidable and ensuring action
  • Improve your skills in the prevention and management of pressure ulcers in high risk groups through case studies from oncology, end of life care, care homes, and complex wounds/patients with history of pressure ulcers
  • Improve your skills in the development of falls prevention and improvement programmes  
  • Learn from established practice and latest evidence on risk assessment, pain as a predictor of pressure ulcer development and factors associated with severe pressure ulcer development
  • Develop your local strategy to eliminate pressure ulcers in your service  
  • Self assess and reflect on your own practice
  • Gain CPD accreditation points contributing to professional development and revalidation evidence

Also of interest

DDRC Wound CareGood Governance InstituteJournal of Tissue ViabilitySociety of Vascular Nurses
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