One of our Skin Care Champions, Jezel Figueroa Registered Nurse from Birmingham Jewish Community Care, Andrew Cohen House has reported a zero pressure ulcer month. No residents have a pressure ulcer. The home are very proud of this achievement and wanted to share this with you. Here are some lovely photos of their happy residents.
This powerful insight into a daughter’s perspective on palliative care and pressure ulcers written by a TVS member who’s location and identity have been withheld to protect privacy. Mum is in hospital… She has a hospital acquired DTI on her left buttock (left sided weakness after a very dense stroke). She had such beautiful skin […]
A new England-wide multi-professional framework has been published that sets out the knowledge and skills needed by all levels of the health and social care workforce to deliver high quality, consistent wound care across all settings, improving healing rates and patient outcomes. Launched by the National Wound Care Strategy Programme (NWCSP), the National Wound Care […]
The TVS Trustees are delighted to announce that Heidi Sandoz, Independent Tissue Viability Consultant, has been appointed as the Skin Care Champions Educator. The Skin Care Champions Programme & Network is the latest educational offering from the TVS and one which has won the prestigious Urgo Foundation Award. We look forward to working with Heidi on […]
“Is a rethink required around the strategies to prevent PUs or are the PUs we are now seeing due to the advancing age, severity of illness and number of co-morbidities patients in our care are experiencing? Read the latest blog from Joanna Swan, Senior lecturer in Tissue Viability, Birmingham City University and TVS Trustee Pressure ulcers […]
Read the latest blog from Tina Chambers, Clinical Nurse Specialist in Tissue Viability & TVS Trustee, on how you can be a Pressure Ulcer Hero! Mirrors are an essential piece of equipment for those that care. They give you a super power and make you a Pressure Ulcer Hero. What does a mirror mean to […]
The Tissue Viability Society Trustees are excited and delighted to be the recipients of the prestigious Urgo Foundation award in support of of the Skin Care Champions Project. The TVS identified an opportunity to facilitate an online education programme and support network which will develop ‘Skin Care Champions’ in the Care Home and Home Care […]
ActivHeal are committed to supporting Healthcare Professionals ensuring they select the right product not just the first time but every time. As part of this commitment they approached the Tissue Viability Society and were asked to review and endorse the higher level modules of the ActivHeal Multi Tiered Wound Care education programme. David Hibbitt (Global […]