SoTV Skin Care Champion wins prestigious JTV award

Aila self-funded to join the Society of Tissue Viability Skin Care Champion programme

Aila Evangelista from Atfield House Care Home in Twickenham self-funded to join our Skin Care Champion programme for the 2023-24 cohort.

She decided to submit an entry in the Society of Tissue Viability category at the Journal of Wound Care 2024 Awards “Innovations in Care Home or Home Care setting”. She submitted her work as a Skin Care Champion and shared the improvements she has made to her team and residents since joining the programme and was absolutely delighted to be declared the winner! Well done Aila – we are very proud of you.

Aila was so delighted to receive this award and is a firm advocate of the Society of Tissue Viability Skin Care Champion Programme. She said:

“As a Care Home Registered Nurse, the Skin Care Champion programme has helped me understand more about the fundamentals of skin and wound care. I can now effectively create wound care plans and apply appropriate intervention for residents with wounds. The modules of the programme have given me good insights into many different aspects of wound care. I have gathered a lot of knowledge and am continuously referring back the modules and apply the learnings in the home.

I have also been able to disseminate information to my colleagues and uplift their knowledge in skin care.

In addition, joining the programme had given me the opportunity to be a winner of the JWC Award for Innovations in Care Homes. I am inspired to deepen my knowledge in wound care and pursue further studies to hone my knowledge and skills in this field.”

The Skin Care Champion Programme of the Society of Tissue Viability and the JWC award served as a stepping stone for me in the field of Tissue Viability.

We were really pleased to see Aila at the Wound Care Today conference. She visited the Society of Tissue Viability stand and is pictured here with Sarah Gardner, Chair of Trustees and Sarah Bradbury, Trustee.