Pressure Ulcers Summit
Friday 16 September 2016
Hallam Conference Centre, London
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This summit aimed 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 2015 National NICE Quality Standard for Pressure Ulcers. Pressure Ulcers have recently been announced as a key priority area for the new patient safety collaboratives and pressure ulcer prevention is a key NHS Outcomes Framework Improvement Area.
The conference will open with a national updates updating delegates on developments in pressure ulcer prevention, and monitoring progress against the national quality standard released last year. The conference will continue with case studies focusing on eliminating pressure ulcer, on the ward and 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, 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. There will also be a focus on the important issue of reducing “old” pressure ulcers and community acquired pressure ulcers.
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