WEBINARS

WEBINAR #1: Clinical Challenges of Caring for COVID-19 Patients

This CLINICAL WEBINAR assists clinicians on the front lines caring for patients at risk for pressure ulcer development and protecting themselves from suffering skin breakdown during this difficult time. The speakers are EPUAP Trustees who work clinically and have built a lot of experience in caring for these patients over the last couple of months.

WEBINAR #1: Challenges of Caring for COVID-19 Patients

WEBINAR RECORDING
ABOUT
ABOUT
The coronavirus COVID19 pandemic is the defining global health crisis of our time and one of the greatest challenges we have ever faced. The European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (EPUAP) is supporting the COVID19 pandemic response through the development of a CLINICAL WEBINAR summarizing key recommendations for the prevention and management of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) – related skin injuries and pressure ulcer prevention in prone (re)positioning.
Positioning COVID-19 patients suffering from severe acute respiratory distress in the prone position improves survival as compared to supine positioning. However, an increase in pressure ulcer development has been reported and new challenges to protect the patients’ skin and tissue have emerged. Healthcare professionals caring for COVID-19 patients are required to wear PPE. With round the clock PPE wearing, skin issues are emerging among healthcare workers in areas hit hard by COVID-19.
This CLINICAL WEBINAR assists clinicians on the front lines caring for patients at risk for pressure ulcer development and protecting themselves from suffering skin breakdown during this difficult time. The speakers are EPUAP Trustees who work clinically and have built a lot of experience in caring for these patients over the last couple of months.
SPEAKERS

SPEAKERS

Prof. Dimitri Beeckman
Professor at Ghent University (BE) and Örebro University (SE),
President of the European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (EPUAP) and the International Skin Tear Advisory Panel (ISTAP)

Prof. Paulo Alves
EPUAP Trustee,
Universidade Católica Portuguesa,
President of Portuguese Wound Management Association

Mrs. Maarit Ahtiala
RN, Authorized Wound Care Nurse,

ICU, Turku University Hospital, Finland,
EPUAP Trustee

Mr. Steven Smet
Clinical Nurse Specialist Wound Care and chairman of the PU prevention committee,

Ghent University Hospital,
EPUAP Trustee and chairman of the educational committee,
International Skin Tear Advisory (ISTAP) Board Member

AGENDA
AGENDA
  • Introduction by Prof. Dimitri Beeckman
  • Clinical experiences and recommendations for prevention and treatment of skin and tissue damage due to wearing Personal Protective Equipment by Prof. Paulo Alves (12 minutes)
  • Clinical experiences and recommendations for pressure ulcer prevention in prone position by Mrs. Maarit Ahtiala (12 minutes)
  • Pressure ulcer prevention in prone repositioning and prevention of skin and tissue damage due to wearing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE): implementation examples, challenges and opportunities by Mr. Steven Smet (12 minutes)
  • Questions and answers (10 minutes)

WEBINAR #2: Risk Assessment in Clinical Practice; PURPOSE-T

This webinar considers epidemiological and biomechanical evidence in the development of an applied clinical conceptual framework for pressure ulcer development. It goes on to describe the application of these principles, through the development of a new generation Risk Assessment Instrument, PURPOSE-T for use in clinical practice.

WEBINAR #2: Risk Assessment in Clinical Practice; PURPOSE-T

WEBINAR #2
EPUAP webinar 2
ABOUT
ABOUT
This webinar will consider epidemiological and biomechanical evidence in the development of an applied clinical conceptual framework for pressure ulcer development. It will go on to describe the application of these principles, through the development of a new generation Risk Assessment Instrument, PURPOSE-T for use in clinical practice.
SPEAKERS

SPEAKERS

Dr. Susanne Coleman
Dr. Susanne Coleman is Treasurer of EPUAP and an NIHR Post-Doc Research Fellow working within the portfolio of pressure ulcer prevention research including risk assessment instrument development, systematic reviews and intervention development and evaluation.

Prof. Jane Nixon
Prof. Jane Nixon is Past EPUAP President and leads a portfolio of pressure ulcer prevention research including large trials; risk factor cohort studies; systematic reviews; risk assessment instrument development and quality of life instrument development.

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