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Reducing & Managing Pressure Ulcers at the End of Life

Friday 19 Nov 2021

West One De Vere, London

Sixth National Conference

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This conference focuses on the prevention and management of pressure ulcers at the end of life. Wounds are a common occurrence in patients with terminal illnesses, it has been estimated that approximately one third of palliative care patients will experience a pressure ulcer. Pressure wounds are seen most often in elderly and terminally ill patients as a result skin failure — a naturally occurring process commonly associated with terminal illness wherein the skin begins to break down and die. At the end of life multiple risk factors can lead to pressure ulcers. The prevention and management of pressure ulcers at the end of life must also be balanced alongside the patients preferences presenting ethical dilemmas such as when prevention and active management should stop in the last days of life. Alongside National Update sessions focusing on Learning from the Inaugural National Pressure Ulcer Prevalence and Quality of Care Audit and reflecting on the challenges of Covid-19, this national conference focuses on the reduction and management of pressure ulcers at the end of life, from risk assessment to controlling pain and discomfort in the last days of life.

"Pressure ulcers at end of life should be classified in the same way as all pressure ulcers, and not be given a separate category."

NHS Improvement

“Pressure ulcer prevention and management is an art as well as a science…different people with similar conditions need different care and that care should be holistic and tailored to the individual.”

Linda Nazarko OBE Consultant Nurse West London NHS Trust

This conference will enable you to:

  • Network with colleagues who are working to improve the measurement, reporting and prevention of pressure ulcers and harm at the end of life
  • Reflect on national developments and learning including learning from Stop the Pressure: National Pressure Ulcer Prevalence and Quality of Care Audit
  • Learn from outstanding practice in pressure ulcer reporting
  • Develop your skills in the management of pressure ulcers, and reducing pain and discomfort at the end of life for patients with them
  • Developing effective training and education of frontline staff that will empower frontline teams to take ownership for improving care processes and preventing pressure ulcers
  • Understand skin changes at the end of life
  • Improve sustainability in the reduction of pressure ulcers during Covid-19
  • Understand the factors that increase the risk of pressure ulcer development, and explore effective risk assessment tools
  • Develop a better understanding of pressure ulcer prevention at the end of life
  • Reflect on a case study in reducing pressure ulcers in Covid-19 patients
  • Improve Nutrition and Hydration
  • Learn from Clinical Negligence claims related to pressure ulcers
  • Ensure you are up to date with the latest evidence and definitions
  • Self assess and reflect on your own practice
  • Gain CPD accreditation points contributing to professional development and revalidation evidence

95% of delegates who attended the last conference on this subject stated that it would have a positive impact on patient experience and outcomes 

Speakers Include:

Alison Smith

Older People Specialist Group Committee Member
British Dietetic Association

Prof Jackie Stephen-Haynes

Professor in Wound Healing
Birmingham City University

John Welch

Consultant Nurse Critical Care
University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Bev Hunt

Safety and Learning Lead, Mediation
NHS Resolution

Virtual Attendance

Our online virtual events include a combination of live webcam presentations, training materials, video sessions and interactive exercises and discussion.

All you need is a quiet space, a good internet connection and PC or laptop with camera and microphone to allow you to see, hear and speak to the facilitator and other delegates. We will provide full instructions for accessing the platform along with login details. 

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Virtual Training

Exhibition & Sponsorship Packages

This conference offers a valuable opportunity for industry suppliers to personally meet with their target audience where they will have time to talk and demonstrate the benefits of their products. High quality specialist audiences make having a presence at our events a highly targeted and cost effective marketing channel.

Why Exhibit?

Having a presence at this event will give you the opportunity to:

  • Demonstrate your product, system or service
  • Network and engage with your key audience  
  • Generate new business leads
  • Gain exposure for your brand and raise the profile of your organisation
  • Understand the current needs of your audience and challenges they’re facing
  • Update your knowledge of national policy and local developments  

Enquire

Contact Carolyn Goodbody for exhibition and sponsorship prices, or to discuss a tailored package to suit your needs and budget.

Fee Options

NHS & Public Sector

£295.00

(£354.00)

Voluntary sector & charities

£250.00

(£300.00)

Commercial organisations

£495.00

(£594.00)

(Prices in brackets include VAT)

Discounts

Additional delegate discount:

A discount of 15% will be applied to fees for any extra delegates.

Online discount:

A discount of 10% will be applied if you pay using the website.

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