Skin health & wound care for children

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

Overview

Caring for children with a chronic illness or disability can pose many challenges to healthcare professionals. Frequently this includes the risks associated with maintaining skin integrity and wound healing when faced with complex factors that can impact on patient outcomes.

This advanced study day will explore some of the factors that need to be considered when assessing children with complex skin and wound care needs and will also provide insight into managing specific conditions such as pilonidal sinus and pressure ulceration.

Who’s the Skin health and wound care for children suitable for?

The Skin health and wound care for children service specific/specialist day is aimed at Children’s Nurses, Community Children’s Nurses, Paediatric Specialist Nurses, Tissue Viability Nurses, Practice Nurses, GPs, children’s nursing students.

Learning objectives

By the end of the session, delegates will have:

  • A good understanding of why pilonidal sinus occurs and the treatment options recommended.
  • An enhanced awareness of the factors that need considering when putting in place a pressure ulceration prevention plan
  • A good understanding of how to recognise, treat and prevent moisture associated skin damage for children at risk.
  •  A good understanding of the common dermatological conditions children can develop and the treatment options recommended.
  •  A good understanding of the key wound care principles when caring for a child following complex surgery.
  • A greater understanding about the care of burns after healing and the general principles of scar management.

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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Sarah Bradbury RN BN (Hons) MSc, Clinical Research Director, Welsh Wound Innovation Centre

Sarah Bradbury

Clinical Research Director

Welsh Wound Innovation Centre

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Paul Hardy PGCert IPPE, BSc (Hons), RN(A), RNT, FHEA, Lead Tissue Viability Nurse Specialist/Associate Lecturer, University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust, Queens Hospital

Paul Hardy

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Sarah Jones, Paediatric Tissue Viability Specialist Nurse, Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust

Sarah Jones

Paediatric Tissue Viability Specialist Nurse

Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust

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Sandra Lawton, Nurse Consultant Dermatology and Clinical Lead, Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust

Sandra Lawton

Nurse Consultant Dermatology and Clinical Lead

Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust

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Editor of Wound Masterclass, a Locum Consultant in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, London

Negin Shamsian

Editor and Locum Consultant in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Wound Masterclass, London

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Kristina Stiles, Burns and Plastic Surgery Clinical Nurse Specialist, King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Kristina Stiles

Burns and Plastic Surgery Clinical Nurse Specialist.

King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

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