Skin health and wound care for older people

Our free service specific/specialist days promote the best practices in skin health and wound healing

Overview

The changes in the skin that occur as an individual ages affect the integrity of the skin, making it more vulnerable to damage. With a reduced ability to regenerate and a less efficient protective immune system, the elderly are at an increased risk of skin breakdown and so it is vital that care of the older person’s skin is seen as a priority.

This study day will provide relevant and useful information to guide those clinicians or carers who are responsible for the management of skin care in an ageing patient population.

Who’s the Skin health and wound care for older people study day suitable for?

This study day will be relevant to any clinician working directly or indirectly with older people. This includes hospital settings, community-based care, or care home settings. Generalist/ specialist nurses working in secondary care, community nurses, practice nurses, Tissue Viability nurses, podiatrists, Allied health professionals, nurses/ carers working in a care home setting, GPs, academics/ students with an interest in older people’s skin care.

Programme

View the draft programme – please note timings/presentations may be subject to change

Industry presentations

There will be an interactive presentation 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 Chair and Independent Tissue Viability Consultant, Wound Matters

Sarah Gardner

Independent Tissue Viability Consultant

Wound Matters

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Julie Van Onselen, Lecturer Practitioner in Dermatology, Dermatology Education partnership Ltd, SHUK, Check4Cancer, National Eczema Society

Julie Van Onselen

Lecturer Practitioner in Dermatology

Dermatology Education partnership Ltd, SHUK, Check4Cancer, National Eczema Society

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Karen Ousey PhD, MA, PGDE, BA, RN, Professor of Skin Integrity Director for the Institute of Skin Integrity & Infection Prevention, University of Huddersfield

Dr Karen Ousey

Professor of Skin Integrity Director for the Institute of Skin Integrity & Infection Prevention

University of Huddersfield

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