EPUAP Webinar: ’Hard to heal pressure ulcers’: to treat or not to treat?
Speaker: Dr. Leena Berg
Senior consultant in plastic surgery at Kuopio University Hospital and at Central Hospital of Kainuu
Date: Wednesday, 5 April 2017
Time: 10:00 – 11:00 (CET) including Q&A session
Webinar fee: 25 EUR
Pressure ulcers represent high costs and labor-intensive challenges to the health care system around the world. Problems occur when offloading fails. If conservative management of pressure ulcers don’t succeed, then operative treatment may be needed. Hereby, the patient must understand and follow the needs of postoperative care. Because of the high recurrence rate of pressure ulcers, allocation of the limited financial resources should target to those patients most likely to benefit from surgical treatment. Social factors such as accessibility to supportive care, compliance and substance abuse are important considerations with strong impact to decide on the definitive treatment.
Dr. Berg will give an overview to clear out this difficult choice between conservative and surgical treatment of pressure ulcers, while keeping in mind to always treat the patient in a holistic approach.
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Dr. Susanne Coleman (University of Leeds, UK)
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Prof. Keith Harding (Cardiff University, UK)
Prof. Christina Lindholm (Sophiahemmet University, Sweden)
Dr. Esther MeesterbErends (Maastricht University, The Netherlands)
Prof. Carol Dealey (University Hospital Birmingham, UK)
Ms. Katrin Balzer (University of Lübeck, Germany)
Ruud Halfens (Maastricht University, The Netherlands)
dr.ir. Sandra Loerakker (Technische Universiteit Eindhoven, The Netherlands)
Prof. Dan Bader (University of Southampton, UK)
Dr. Dimitri Beeckman (Ghent University, Belgium)
Prof. Tom Defloor (Ghent University, Belgium)
Ms. Claudia Gorecki (University of Leeds, UK)