Pressure Ulcers Summit
Monday 26 June 2017
De Vere West One Conference Centre, London
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Chaired by Tina Chambers Immediate Past Chair Tissue Viability Society this national summit aims to bring together tissue viability nurses, wound care leads and senior nurses to discuss the important issue of eliminating avoidable pressure ulcers. The conference will provide national updates covering; implementing the national stop the pressure campaign and monitoring progress against the National NICE Quality Standard for Pressure Ulcers. NHS Improvement has announced Pressure Ulcers as a priority area for 2016/17 as the first part of their programme on patient safety initiatives, and Prof Mark Radford Director of Nursing at NHS Improvement will give a national update on this work.
The conference will continue with case studies focusing on developing a regional collaborative approach to reducing pressure ulcers, eliminating pressure ulcers on the ward, sustaining pressure ulcer prevention towards zero pressure ulcers – in hospitals and working with community and care homes: moving beyond 100 days free. Practical case studies will focus on reducing and preventing pressure ulcers, in depth extended sessions focusing on 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, pressure ulcers and safeguarding, and developing your skills in root cause analysis and investigation. The event will look at this issue of avoidability and discuss the latest evidence on what is actually considered unavoidable.
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