Stop the Pressure
'In 2010-2011 the systems to record data were not as good as today'
'Lots of other regions were doing work at the same time.'
'There has been a lot of criticism over the “safety thermometer” but it is the one consistent tool to measure'
'There will be a national pressure ulcers group very soon'
Tina qualified as a nurse in 1986 at the West Hertfordshire School of Nursing in Watford (Herts.) and has worked in a variety of clinical areas since this time including surgical, medical, intensive care, primary care, elderly care and rehabilitation. Tina has been an independent Tissue Viability Consultant since May 2015, prior to this she was a Clinical Nurse Specialist in Tissue Viability for the past 16 years however the geography of the organisations had changed around her and latterly has been more acute focused. Tina has however 12 years’ experience of community and mental health in addition to the acute issues of Tissue Viability. Currently Tina practices clinically in a hospice in Hampshire.
In the recent past Tina has had a secondary role with the Patient Safety Federation as Project Manager for the No Needless Skin Breakdown work stream however this has comes to an end. In this role Tina had helped bring together those with and interest in Tissue Viability and Pressure Ulcer Prevention to both raise the profile and educate those in patient safety roles including SHA and commissioners. The “Getting to Zero” – Safer Care Programme has assisted in bring in improvement methodology and rounding to benefit patient in acute community , rest home and nursing home environments.
Tina was Chair of the Tissue Viability Society 2013-2015 is currently the vice chair. The Tissue Viability Society is a National Charity which aims to provide expertise in wound management to all healthcare professionals, to disseminate information, promote research and increase awareness of all aspects of good clinical practice in wound prevention and management, to advance multidisciplinary partnership to achieve excellent patient outcomes. As Co-chair of the Consensus working group she assisted in the development of the “Achieving consensus in pressure ulcer reporting”.
Future conferences of interest:
Pressure Ulcers Summit
Friday 16 September
ICO Conference Centre
Eliminating Heel Pressure Ulcers
Wednesday 5 October
The Studio Conference Centre
7 June 2016