EWMA Conference 2018

POSITIONING PATIENTS WITH PRESSURE ULCERS

Session Objectives

This workshop will  focus on the interaction  between the positioning of the patient and his wounds. The effect of recumbent or sitting positions and transfers on the healing process will be explained.

By means of a casus we would like to give more insight into various positions and transfer techniques and examine the effects they may possibly have on already existing wounds.

We shall explain how we attempt not to hinder the healing of wounds. We opt for specific methods and treatments, we make certain choises and use specific materials in order to reduce these risks