Pressure Ulcer Prevention - Combining the Latest Science and Practice to Enhance Patient Outcomes

Objectives

The objectives of this session are to enable the participants with a deeper understanding of:

• Current research thinking in pressure ulcer development

• The role of novel technology in early pressure ulcer detection

• How to use research thinking to inform pressure ulcer prevention strategies, focusing on pressure redistribution and repositioning


Wednesday, 5 June

13.45–15.00  

Room: Congress Hall


Speakers

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Contemporary pressure ulcer research: Aetiology, mechanobiology and mechanisms

Amit Gefen, Israel

Department of Biomedical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Tel Aviv University, Israel


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Research evidence underpinning sub-epidermal moisture measurement for early pressure ulcer detection

Zena Moore, Ireland

Professor and Head of the School of Nursing & Midwifery


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Optimising pressure ulcer prevention using pressure redistribution and repositioning

Menno van Etten

Physiotherapist, Norway 


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Innovating for improvement – the use of a novel technology for pressure ulcer prevention and management

Maureen Fallon, Wales

Chief Nursing Office, Welsh Government, UK