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.
- 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
- 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
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