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This conference focuses on a practical guide to eliminating avoidable pressure ulcers, implementing the national stop the pressure campaign and looking forward to the NICE Quality Standard for Pressure Ulcers which is due in draft in December 2014 and final by May 2015. Pressure Ulcers have recently been announced as a key priority area for the new patient safety collaboratives and pressure ulcer prevention is a key NHS Outcomes Framework Improvement Area.
The conference will begin with an update from NHS England and will discuss the stop the pressure campaign and path details and Pressure Ulcers and the 6C’s and continue with a consideration of the draft quality standard for pressure ulcers from NICE looking forward to implementation.
The day will continue with practical case studies in reducing and preventing pressure ulcers, implementing stop the pressure and in depth extended sessions focusing on pressure ulcer grading and reporting including unstageable pressure ulcers, and developing your skills in root cause analysis and investigation. The event will look at this issue of avoidability and discuss the latest evidence on what is actually considered unavoidable. There will also be a focus on the important issue of eliminating pressure ulcers in care homes.
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