Eliminating Heel Pressure Ulcers
Friday 23 March 2018
De Vere West One Conference Centre, London
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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
“The Heel is the second most common site for pressure ulcer development” Nursing Centre, 2015
“Research shows between 80% and 95% are avoidable” Stop the Pressure Campaign, NHS England
Chaired by Tina Chambers Past Chair Tissue Viability Society this national CPD conference focuses on a practical guide to eliminating heel pressure ulcers and improving care and treatment in your service.
National updates and practical case studies will provide essential guidance on:
- Reducing avoidable heel pressure ulcers
- Changing practice in the early detection of heel pressure ulcers
- Reducing the incidence of hospital acquired heel pressure ulcers in practice
- Undertaking effective Heel Checks
- React to Red: Communicating heel pressure ulcer prevention
PLUS: The conference will also include a pre conference supplier showcase to update delegates about the latest product developments in this area.
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