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Reducing Avoidable Pressure Injuries Conference

By attending this event, attendees can expect to improve their understanding of pressure injury prevention strategies and have regard to important considerations including:

  • The effectiveness of the various devices, equipment and therapies available
  • Understanding the incidence, prevalence and risk of pressure injuries in the different healthcare settings and patient populations
  • Understanding the patient experience and engaging patient collaboration to reduce pressure injuries
  • Defining avoidable and unavoidable pressure injuries
  • Considering how guidelines can be implemented in clinical practice
  • Ensuring risk assessment is conducted upon admission
  • Considering change management strategies to increase awareness of the importance of reducing pressure injuries at the executive level

Speaker faculty includes:

  • Nick Santamaria, University of Melbourne and Royal Melbourne Hospital
  • Bill McGuiness, La Trobe University
  • Kate Sharp, The Wound Centre
  • Tracy Nowicki, The Prince Charles Hospital
  • Terri Antonio, Ballarat Health Services
  • Merrilyn Banks, Royal Brisbane Women’s Hospital
  • Catherine Steel, Princess Alexandra Hospital
  • Lisa Cox, Consumer Advocate
  • Sarah Sage, Royal Melbourne Hospital
  • Sue Monaro, Concord Hospital
  • Matthew Wilson, Liverpool Hospital
  • Julie Ladhams, Queensland Spinal Cord Injuries Service
  • Edel Murray, St. Vincents Private Hospital
  • Cathy Sommerville, Western Health
  • Debbie Blanchfield, Wollongong Hospital
  • Judy Wells, The Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne
  • Julie Ladhams, Queensland Spinal Cord Injuries Service
  • Sue Monaro, Concord Hospital

A comprehensive program covering:

  • Ensuring risk assessment as a safety and quality priority
  • Cutting edge innovations in pressure ulcer prevention
  • Discussion on avoidable vs unavoidable pressure ulcers
  • Evaluating the guidelines and the impact on benchmarking, monitoring and performance review
  • Introducing management processes to achieve sustainable culture change
  • Working in partnership with patients and their carers to reduce pressure ulcers
  • Evaluating outcomes with the use of technological advancements
  • Role of nutrition in preventing pressure ulcers
  • At risk patients with spinal cord injury

To go to the conference website click here


Thu 20 Sep 2012 - Fri 21 Sep 2012 (All day)


Novotel Melbourne on Collins
270 Collins Street
Melbourne Vic 3000
Phone 03 9667 5800


See registration section on website


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Created 17th July 2012

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