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A Practical Guide to Eliminating Avoidable Heel Pressure Ulcers

Written by Michael Clark April 20th 2015

Free places available for Welsh Wound Network members! Three free places are available for this meeting - just go to the booking form (address below) and enter the code hcuk00hpuwwn to reserve a free place.

Chaired by Tina Chambers, Vice Chair of the Tissue Viability Society, this one day conference focuses on a practical guide to eliminating heel pressure ulcers. National updates and practical case studies will focus on

  • Reducing avoidable heel pressure ulcers
  • Changing practice in the early detection of heel pressure ulcers
  • Undertaking effective Heel Checks
  • React to Red: Communicating heel pressure ulcer prevention
  • Vascular assessment of heel pressure ulcers
  • Predictors of Healing in Heel Pressure Ulcers
  • Multidisciplinary management of heel pressure ulcers
  • Learning from RCA investigations relating to heel pressure ulcers
  • Managing heel pressure ulcers in the community

“Pressure ulcers represent a major burden of sickness and reduced quality of life for people and their carers. They can be debilitating for the patient, with the most vulnerable people being those aged over 75. Pressure ulcers can be serious and lead to life-threatening complications such as blood poisoning or gangrene. Research suggests that between 80-95%are avoidable”

NICE Draft Quality Standard for Pressure Ulcers January 2015

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