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Pressure Ulcers Summit

Tuesday 22 May 2018
The Studio Conference Centre, Birmingham

Pressure Ulcers Summit

This event has now past, but there may well be news on the event including presentations and quotes from the day at our News pages here, a full list of our forthcoming events is available here.

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“Pressure ulcers, which are largely preventable, cause distress to individuals and their families and create financial pressures for the NHS. While the treatment of pressure ulcers is mainly clinical, prevention is a shared responsibility.” Department of Health & Social Care,  January 2018

• “Each month; Between 1,700 - 2,000 newly acquired pressure ulcers are developed in 72 hours or more, after a patient is admitted to our organisations (HSCIC)
• Patients with pressure ulcers can stay on average 25 days in hospital
• The cost of treating a pressure ulcer varies from £1,214 to £14,108. Costs increase with severity”
NHS Improvement, December 2017

This summit aims to bring together tissue viability, wound care leads and senior nurses to discuss the important issue of eliminating avoidable pressure ulcers. Chaired by Tina Chambers, Immediate past Chair, Tissue Viability Society the conference will cover implementing the national stop the pressure campaign and monitoring progress against the National NICE Quality Standard for Pressure Ulcers. You will be provided with practical guidance and advice through extended best practice case study sessions, and there will also be a look at this issue of avoidability with discussion around the latest evidence on what is actually considered unavoidable.

Benefits of attending
This conference will enable you to:

• Network with colleagues who are working to eliminate pressure ulcers
• Understand the national context including updates from NHS Improvement and Stop the Pressure
• Develop your skills and improve the prevention and management of pressure ulcers
• Understand how to improve pressure ulcer grading, reporting including unstageable pressure ulcers, understand what is avoidable and ensuring action
• Improve your skills in the prevention and management of pressure ulcers in high risk groups through case studies from oncology, end of life care, care homes, and complex wounds/patients with history of pressure ulcers
• Improve your understanding of the role of nutrition and hydration in pressure ulcer prevention
• Learn from established practice in getting patients up, dressed and moving to reduce risk: the #EndPJParalysis campaign
• Develop your local strategy to eliminate pressure ulcers in your service
• Self assess and reflect on your own practice
• Gain CPD accreditation points contributing to professional development and revalidation evidence

Also of interest

Pressure Ulcers: Monitoring, Reporting & Improvement
Monday 1 July 2019
De Vere West One Conference Centre
Reducing & Managing Pressure Ulcers at the End of Life: Fourth National Conference
Monday 14 October 2019
De Vere West One Conference Centre
Association for PrescribersBARNADDRC Wound CareEWMAGood Governance InstituteTissue Viability ScotlandSociety of Vascular NursesWelsh Wound Network
GGI (Good Governance Institute) accredited conferences CPD Member BADS (British Association of Day Surgery) accredited conferences