Preventing pressure ulcers in people with spinal injury – every contact counts

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Patients with spinal injuries are by definition immobile and insensitive – the 2 highest risk factors for pressure ulcer development. Their condition is usually irreversible and therefore they live with PU risk for the rest of their lives.


During the webinar we discussed:

  • For these people how can we make sure that every contact counts?
  • What is the role of the specialist unit in education?
  • For people who are treated at non specialist hospitals how can we insure that they are well supported and receive the best advice and care – what role do the support organisations such as SIA play?
  • Whilst immobility is a key risk factor, the point of movement is also an incredibly high risk, what can we do to ensure people have access to the correct equipment and use it properly?


  • Jacqui Fletcher, Senior Clinical Advisor STOP the Pressure Programme & Clinical Lead Pressure Ulcers, NHSEI and National Wound Care Strategy Programme (Chair/Moderator)
  • Eduarda Eloy, Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust
  • Carol Barraclough, Spinal Injuries Association
  • Jennifer Cloughley, Specialist Occupational Therapist, Queen Elizabeth National Spinal Injuries
  • Annie Price, NHS Wales