The future of wound care in our communities rests in the hands of those who design and deliver care. Join us for the Community Healthcare Day run in partnership with Accelerate CIC and engage with a variety of like-minded individuals who share the common aim of working together to solve skin and wound challenges.
Free entry for all Healthcare Professionals
In partnership with Accelerate CIC
The future of wound care in our communities rests in the hands of those who design and deliver care. Creating a sustainable model should focus on harnessing the potential for healing through interdisciplinary working and person-centred care. This day provides healthcare professionals with an exciting opportunity to learn and engage with a variety of like-minded individuals who share the common aim of working together to solve skin and wound challenges.
Friday 3 May 2024
Creating a sustainable future in community wound care: what needs to change?
Who is this day suitable for?
We welcome attendance from Nurses, Doctors, Allied Health Professionals, Social Care workers, Community Health Care Commissioners and other interested professionals. When we work together we can create sustainable change and improve our delivery of community-based wound care.
This event will be facilitated by the Society of Tissue Viability in partnership with Accelerate CIC. It is set to be an exciting event for everyone who wants to develop and share their knowledge and experiences of delivering innovative wound care across community based clinical practice.
We will explore a variety of wounds and skin management challenges through a series of interactive sessions including:
- Urgent and necessary evidence-based treatment of skin tears, this session includes classification, emergency treatment and future prevention of skin tears for people whose skin is vulnerable to this type of trauma, using best practice guidance from the International Skin Tear Advisory Panel.
- Leg ulcer management, the need for accurate diagnosis and treatment, this session brings discussion on the current challenges and harm faced by people with lower limb ulceration as highlighted in our ongoing Legs Matter campaign. There will be an exploration of achieving the correct diagnosis and treatment plan to prevent harm. This session will look at the innovate care model developed by Accelerate CIC.
- Movement is everyone’s business, we know that movement and mobility has overall health benefits for the body and mind, but have you considered its impact on wound healing? Being mobile reduces the risk of pressure injury, improves venous return and is particularly beneficial to those who are living with leg ulcers. Keeping active slows down and even halts inflammatory complications in the entire body. This exciting session will offer basic tips and techniques for healthcare professionals to reduce levels of inactivity in those at risk of skin breakdown and wounds.
- Addressing skin tone bias – Diversity across all our communities necessitates clinicians working in wound care to have knowledge and skills in the accurate assessment of signs and symptoms of skin and wound problems for people with darker skin tones. This session will present the current evidence base and clinical considerations related to tissue viability practice.