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Update from the Tissue Viability Society

Heidi Sandoz Lead Nurse for Wound Care, Accelerate CIC London and Chair, Tissue Viability Society spoke at today’s Eliminating Avoidable Pressure Ulcers conference on:

• risk assessment of pressure ulcers: latest evidence

• pain as a predictor of pressure ulcer development

• factors associated with sever pressure ulcer development

• implementing the findings in practice

Abstract of Heidi's presentation:

Pressure ulcers are a largely preventable subsequence of immobility and ill health. Understanding the risks of when developing a pressure ulcer might be likely can help all disciplines of healthcare staff ensure preventative measures are implemented, for those patients that need it. Recent research into risks for both the acute and community populations has resulted in the development of a new risk assessment tool and an understanding of how the indicator of pain is associated with pressure ulcer development. Our understanding of risks and the results of this research will be highlighted in this presentation.

Heidi Sandoz' Biography:

Heidi has been a Tissue Viability Nurse for 14 years. She has worked in both acute and primary care. She is currently the Lead Nurse for Wound Care with Accelerate CIC, a social enterprise company providing wound and lymphoedema services to the Tower Hamlets population and some external organisations. She is the Chair of the Tissue Viability Society and an honorary lecturer at the University of Hertfordshire. Her passions centre around the prevention of and education regarding pressure ulcers. She is published largely under the name of Guy.

Also of interest:

Eliminating Heel Pressure Ulcers
Tuesday 7 June 2016, Hallam Conference Centre, London
Pressure Ulcers Summit
Friday 16 September 2016, ICO Conference Centre, London
Eliminating Heel Pressure Ulcers
Wednesday 5 October 2016, The Studio Conference Centre, Birmingham

Download: heidi-sandoz_1397.pdf

19 May 2016

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