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Reducing & Managing Pressure Ulcers at the End of Life

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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. 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 Mental Health NHS Trust, October 2019

This event will enable you to:

  • Reflect on national developments and learning
  • Network with colleagues who are working to improve pressure ulcer management at the end of life
  • Learn from outstanding practice in prevention of pressure ulcers at the end of life
  • Develop best practice in Pressure Ulcer Assessment, Reporting & Management
  • Learn from case studies in managing pressure ulcers at the end of life in hospitals, at home and in hospices
  • Develop your skills in the management of pressure ulcers, and reducing pain and discomfort at the end of life for patients with pressure ulcers
  • Identify key strategies for managing ethical dilemmas with regard to refusal of treatment and when active treatment and management should stop
  • Understand how to optimize nutrition and hydration to reduce the risk of pressure ulcers at the end of life
  • Develop your skills in root cause analysis and learning from pressure ulcers
  • Self assess and reflect on your own practice
  • Gain CPD accreditation points contributing to professional development and revalidation evidence

100% of delegates at our previous conference on this subject would recommend it to a colleague

Chair and Speakers Include:

Prof Jackie Stephen-Haynes

Professor in Wound Healing
Birmingham City University

Tina Chambers

Post Chair Tissue Viability Society, Tissue Viability Consultant, Educator & Advisor Tina Chambers Ltd

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 face to face with your key audience o 
  • 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  


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

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