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Stop the Pressure: Pressure Ulcer Prevention & Management Conference

News and presentations from today's Stop the Pressure: Pressure Ulcer Prevention & Management chaired by Tina Chambers, Past Chair, TVS, and Tissue Viability Consultant, Educator, Advisor and Member, Stop the Pressure Clinical Workstream, The National Wound Care Strategy Programme. 

"Pressure Ulcer care is a fundamental aspect of nursing but continues to be a problem." Tina Chambers

The National Wound Care Strategy Programme: Stop the Pressure – An Update

Jacqui Fletcher OBE, Senior Clinical Advisor Stop the Pressure Programme
The National Wound Care Strategy Programme

• The NWCSP Stop the Pressure recommendations
• plans for improving data
• learning from Covid-19

Jacqui gave a national update from the National Wound Care Strategy Programme, which covered data capture and reporting.  Jacqui said it is important to look at what date we are collecting, why we are collecting it and what we need to know at a local and national level.  A pilot data  extraction of pressure ulcers over the last 7 years using HES data has been completed, and now hospitals will receive pressure ulcer data on a regular basis so they can work to improve care. There is also work under development on new pressure ulcer standards to map and measure against, to go alongside guidance for skin care, wound assessment and leg ulcers. Finally Jacqui covered the new challenges of Covid-19 which has created newly vulnerable people susceptible to pressure ulcers including; Covid-19 patients, Long Covid patients, patients experiencing delays in planned care, patients seeking care in an emergency (increasingly vulnerable patients staying at home), and colleagues experiencing PPE skin damage. 

The National Stop Pressure Ulcers Day will take place on 18th November 2021 

Training and educating frontline staff in pressure ulcer prevention

Luxmi Dhoonmoon, Nurse Consultant Tissue Viability
Central North West London NHS Trust

• supporting effective governance structures
• sharing data to improve outcomes
• empowering frontline teams to take ownership for improving care processes
• delivering learning communities of practice
• improving pressure ulcer leadership and governance

Thank you to today's sponsors:

H&R Healthcare Ltd