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Pressure Ulcers Monitoring, Reporting & Improvement: Implementing the 2018 NHS Improvement Recommendations

Thursday 6 December 2018
The Studio Conference Centre, Manchester

Pressure Ulcers  Monitoring, Reporting & Improvement: Implementing the 2018 NHS Improvement Recommendations
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This conference focuses on monitoring, reporting and improvement of pressure ulcers in line with the June 2018 NHS Improvement recommendations on revised definition and measurement.

“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

“Pressure ulcers remain a concerning and mainly avoidable harm associated with healthcare delivery. In the NHS in England, 24,674 patients1 were reported to have developed a new pressure ulcer between April 2015 and March 2016, and treating pressure damage costs the NHS more than £3.8 million every day. Finding ways to improve the prevention of pressure damage is therefore a priority for policy-makers, managers and practitioners alike.” Ruth May Executive Director of Nursing, Deputy Chief Nursing Officer and National Director for Infection Prevention and Control, NHS Improvement June 2018

“The Department of Health and Social Care’s definition of avoidable/ unavoidable should not be used…. Ceasing use of these terms will lead to all incidents being investigated to support organisational/system learning and appropriate actions; to move from focusing on ‘proving’ if an incident was unavoidable to using a range of definitions in practice. This is consistent with other categories of patient safety incidents.” 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

“We anticipate that full implementation will improve understanding of the level of pressure damage harm” Ruth May Executive Director of Nursing, Deputy Chief Nursing Officer and National Director for Infection Prevention and Control, NHS Improvement June 2018

This conference will enable you to:

  • Network with colleagues who are working to improve the measurement, reporting and reduction of pressure ulcers and harm from pressure ulcers
  • Understand the implications of the 2018 guidance in terms of local monitoring, reporting and improvement
  • Learn from outstanding practice in pressure ulcer reporting
  • Reflect on national developments to improve standardization and consistency
  • Look forward to the National Pressure Ulcer Audit Tool
  • Improve the way you view pressure ulcers – eliminating the focus on avoidability
  • Understand the implications of the 2018 recommendations in end of life care, medical device related pressure ulcers and pressure ulcers on admission
  • Understand how you can reduce pressure ulcers and harm from pressure ulcers
  • Improve your skills in root cause analysis of pressure ulcers
  • Ensure you are up to date with the latest evidence and definitions
  • 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

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