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A Practical Guide to the Prevention and Management of Heel Pressure Ulcers

Thursday 7 February 2019
The Studio Conference Centre, Birmingham

A Practical Guide to the Prevention and Management of Heel Pressure Ulcers
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“Pressure ulcers remain a challenge for the patients who develop them and the healthcare professionals involved in their prevention and management. Despite extensive prevention programmes, evidence suggests about 1,700 to 2,000 patients a month develop pressure ulcers” NHS Improvement June 2018

“The recommendations in this document are designed to support a more consistent approach to the definition and measurement of pressure ulcers at both local and national levels across all trusts. We anticipate that full implementation of the recommendations from April 2019 will improve understanding of the level of pressure damage harm in England. This will in turn support an organisation’s ability to learn from reported incidents, and inform the quality improvement programmes that are required to help reduce reported 1 Data from the NHS Safety Thermometer.” NHS Improvement June 2018

“The Heel is the second most common site for pressure ulcer development” Nursing Centre

“Research shows between 80% and 95% are avoidable” Stop the Pressure Campaign, NHS England

This conference focuses on a practical guide to eliminating heel pressure ulcers and improving care and treatment in your service from prevention and risk assessment to management and treatment.

This conference will enable you to:

  • Network with colleagues who are working to improve heel pressure ulcer prevention and management
  • Understand the implications of the 2018 NHS Improvement guidance in terms of local monitoring, reporting and improvement
  • Learn from outstanding practice in heel pressure ulcer prevention
  • Understand risk factors and improve risk assessment
  • Improve the early detection of heel pressure ulcers
  • Improve the way you view pressure ulcers – eliminating the focus on avoidability
  • Develop your skills in the management and treatment of heel pressure ulcers
  • Understand how you can reduce pressure ulcers and harm from pressure ulcers
  • Understanding diabetes as a risk factor for heel pressure ulcers
  • Improve your skills in root cause analysis of 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

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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