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Pressure Ulcers Summit

Tuesday 22 May 2018
The Studio Conference Centre, Birmingham

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

“Pressure ulcers will be priority areas for 2016/17 as the first part of our programme on patient safety initiatives” NHS Improvement, Business plan 2016/17, July 2016

  • “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. The conference will cover implementing the national stop the pressure campaign and monitoring progress against the National NICE Quality Standard for Pressure Ulcers.

The conference will include an extended case study focus on reducing pressure ulcers in high risk areas such as end of life care, oncology, the frail elderly in care homes and in people who have a prior history of pressure ulcers or complex wounds. Practical case studies and in depth extended sessions will focus on reducing and preventing pressure ulcers, pressure ulcer grading and reporting including unstageable pressure ulcers, latest evidence on risk assessment, effective nutrition and hydration for pressure ulcer prevention and getting patients up, dressed and moving to reduce pressure ulcers, including an update from the #EndPJParalysis campaign. The event will look at this issue of avoidability and discuss 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
  • 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
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