Fundamentals of pressure ulcer care

Our educational sessions promote the best practices in skin health and wound healing.

Overview

It’s estimated that just under half a million people in the UK will develop at least one pressure ulcer in any given year. These wounds cause pain and suffering and impact significantly on a person’s quality of life. The financial impact to the NHS is approximately £2.2 billion a year and the costs of litigation is rising annually.

Education for both health and social care workers and patients is essential if this situation is to improve. This session will provide delegates with the fundamentals of pressure ulcer prevention and management using tools that can be applied in practice to help reduce pressure ulcers in their clinical areas.

Who’s the Fundamentals of pressure ulcer care suitable for?

The Fundamentals of pressure ulcer care session is aimed at registered and non-registered nurses working in community, hospital and care home settings, podiatrists, any clinician working with patients at risk of pressure ulcers, pre-reg student nurses and those returning to clinical practice to update their knowledge.

Pressure ulcer session learning objectives

By the end of the pressure ulcer sessions, delegates will:-

  • Be able to recognise the common risk factors for developing pressure ulcers
  • Be able to carry out a robust risk assessment using a SKINS bundle
  • Be able to recognise moisture associated skin damage (MASD) and know how to prevent and manage this condition
  • Be able to recognise the different categories of pressure ulceration
  • Know what needs to be included in a pressure ulcer prevention plan
  • Have a better understanding about the equipment that can be used to prevent pressure ulcers

Virtual exhibition

There will be an interactive virtual exhibition of wound care products and preventative aids from our industry partners.

Our Trustees look forward to welcoming you all virtually to the classroom.

Keynote Speakers

Sarah Gardner, SoTV Trustee

Sarah Gardner

Independent Tissue Viability Consultant

Wound Matters

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