3rd Annual Reducing Avoidable Pressure Injuries Conference 2014 Australia

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  • Informa is kindly invit­ing you to par­tic­i­pate in the 3rd Annual Reduc­ing Avoid­able Pres­sure Injuries Con­fer­ence, to be held on Sep­tem­ber 29 – 30, 2014 in Mel­bourne, Aus­tralia at the Bayview Eden Hotel. Two post-​conference work­shops will be held after the con­fer­ence on Octo­ber 1.

    Focus­ing on pres­sure injury pre­ven­tion and man­age­ment, this year’s con­fer­ence will bring together clin­i­cians and care­givers to demon­strate the equip­ment, exper­tise and engage­ment nec­es­sary to improve the patient expe­ri­ence. Fol­low­ing the suc­cess of 2013, the con­fer­ence will fur­ther exam­ine inno­v­a­tive pres­sure injury pre­ven­tion strate­gies by includ­ing case stud­ies, research, new tech­nolo­gies across spe­cial­ity areas and dis­cussing the National Stan­dards and Accreditation.

    2014 Highlights

    • Medico legal issues in the care of pres­sure injury patients
    • Pres­sure injury data, preva­lence, mea­sure­ment & prevention
    • Inte­gra­tion into prac­tice & gain­ing high level exec­u­tive & senior support
    • Empow­er­ing the patient & staff to jointly man­age the risk
    • The three E’s to pres­sure injury pre­ven­tion: Equip­ment, exper­tise & engagement
    • Pre­vent­ing PI in sur­gi­cal, bariatric & pae­di­atric populations
    • Risk screen­ing & report­ing pres­sure injuries in ED within NEAT
    • PI Pre­ven­tion per­spec­tives: Nurs­ing, Podi­a­try, OT & Physio
    • Con­tin­uum of care from hos­pi­tal to community

    Ses­sion Topics

    • A Col­lab­o­ra­tive Approach to Pres­sure Injury Pre­ven­tion in NSW
    • An Inter­dis­ci­pli­nary Team Approach to Pre­vent­ing a Pres­sure Injury in a Bariatric Patient on a Gen­eral Med­ical Unit: A Case Presentation
    • Apply­ing Pres­sure to the Data. What Can it Tell Us?
    • Chal­lenges in Pres­sure Injury Measurement
    • Effec­tive Patient Round­ing & the Role it Plays in Reduc­ing the Inci­dence of Pres­sure Injuries
    • Get­ting Seri­ous about Pre­vent­ing Pres­sure Injuries in Sur­gi­cal Patients
    • Medico Legal Issues in the Care of Pres­sure Injury Patients
    • Offload­ing Heel Pres­sure Injuries – An Inter­dis­ci­pli­nary Per­spec­tive on the Need to Offload & the Impact on Mobility
    • Pres­sure Injury Pre­ven­tion – Past, PRE SENT, Future
    • Pres­sure Injury Pre­ven­tion Equip­ment: Char­ac­ter­is­tics & Functionality
    • Pres­sure Injury Pre­ven­tion in the Pae­di­atric Pop­u­la­tion includ­ing Neonates
    • Pres­sure Injury Pre­ven­tion: Con­tin­uum of Care from Hos­pi­tal to Community
    • Pres­sure Injury Pre­ven­tion: The Podiatrist’s Role
    • Pres­suris­ing the Emer­gency Depart­ment Even More: Risk Screen­ing & Report­ing Pres­sure Injuries in ED within NEAT
    • Putting the Pres­sure On to Take the Pres­sure Off!
    • Skin & Pres­sure Injury Man­age­ment at Mon­te­fiore Home – Res­i­den­tial Aged Care


    • Judith Barker – Nurse Prac­ti­tioner, Wound Man­age­ment, Stomal Ther­apy Nurse, ACT Health
    • Carmel Boy­lan – Clin­i­cal Nurse Con­sul­tant Stomal Ther­apy /​Wound Man­age­ment, Princess Mar­garet Hos­pi­tal for Chil­dren, Perth, WA
    • Maree Con­nolly – Project Offi­cer, Clin­i­cal Excel­lence Commission
    • SallyAnne Jones – Assis­tant Direc­tor of Nurs­ing, Depart­ment of Emer­gency Med­i­cine, RBWH; Crit­i­cal Care & Clin­i­cal Sup­port Ser­vices, Metro North Hos­pi­tal & Health Service
    • Chris Hunter – Clin­i­cal Nurse Edu­ca­tor, Oper­at­ing Suite, Peter Mac­Cal­lum Can­cer Centre
    • Irene Lake – Pro­gram Direc­tor Nurse Sen­si­tive Indi­ca­tors, Research Cen­tre for Nurs­ing & Mid­wifery Prac­tice, Can­berra Hos­pi­tal, ACT
    • Thomas Leong – Clin­i­cal Nurse Con­sul­tant Wound Care, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital
    • Nicholas Mann – Senior Asso­ciate, Slater & Gor­don Lawyers
    • Sue Monaro – Clin­i­cal Nurse Con­sul­tant, Vas­cu­lar Surgery, Con­cord Hospital
    • Felic­ity Mor­row – Podi­a­try Man­ager & Dia­betes Foot Ser­vices Team Leader, The Royal Mel­bourne Hospital
    • Kia Noble – Dietit­ian, Gen­eral Med­ical Unit, Alfred Health
    • Car­olina Ocam­pos – Occu­pa­tional Ther­apy Man­ager, East­ern Sub­urbs & Hunters Hill, Sir Moses Mon­te­fiore Jew­ish Home
    • Mark Osborn – Nurse Unit Man­ager, Epworth Eastern
    • Kat­rina Richards – Man­ager Podi­a­try, East­ern Health
    • Nuha Pallavi Shaik – Senior Occu­pa­tional Ther­a­pist, Sir Moses Mon­te­fiore Jew­ish Home
    • Michele Suther­land – Man­ager Safety & Qual­ity Pri­or­ity Areas, SA Health
    • Edward Wal­lace – Nurse Unit Man­ager, Gen­eral Med­ical Unit, Alfred Health
    • Dr. Car­olina Weller – NHMRC Post­doc­toral Research Fel­low, Senior Research Fel­low, Fac­ulty of Med­i­cine, Nurs­ing & Health Sci­ences, School of Pub­lic Health & Pre­ven­tive Med­i­cine, Depart­ment of Epi­demi­ol­ogy & Pre­ven­tive Med­i­cine, Monash University
    • Melissa Wills – Act­ing Clin­i­cal Nurse Con­sul­tant, Depart­ment of Emer­gency Med­i­cine, RBWH; Crit­i­cal Care & Clin­i­cal Sup­port Ser­vices, Metro North Hos­pi­tal & Health Service

    Post-​Conference Workshops

    Evi­denced Based and Rec­om­men­da­tions for Improv­ing Prac­tice and Pres­sure Injury Prevention

    The imple­men­ta­tion of a pres­sure injury pre­ven­tion and man­age­ment pro­gram is para­mount to the care /​man­age­ment of PI’s in our health care system.

    • Under­stand­ing of the Aus­tralian Com­mis­sion on Safety and Qual­ity in Health Care (ACSQHC) Stan­dard 8-​Preventing and Man­ag­ing Pres­sure Injuries
    • Pan Pacific Clin­i­cal Prac­tice Guide­line for the pre­ven­tion and man­age­ment of Pres­sure Injury.
    • Work­ing with the consumers
    • Risk assess­ments and screen­ing tools
    • Report­ing and auditing
    • Preva­lence and incidence

    Heel Pres­sure Injuries

    Pre­vent­ing pres­sure injuries on the heel is often a sec­ondary con­sid­er­a­tion to other anatom­i­cal sites. In many sit­u­a­tions there is unnec­es­sary use of full mat­tress upgrades when numer­ous more cost-​effective strate­gies are read­ily available.

    When heel pres­sure injuries do develop they present sig­nif­i­cant chal­lenges to the health care team and the patient. Aware­ness of appro­pri­ate assess­ment to ensure ade­quacy of per­fu­sion and off-​loading and proac­tive inter­ven­tion when heal­ing is compromised.

    • Anatomy of the heel
    • Tar­geted heel pre­ven­tion strategies
    • Vas­cu­lar assess­ment related to heel pres­sure injuries
    • Man­age­ment options in chal­leng­ing patients
    • Medico-​legal issues
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