Mölnlycke Health Care US, a manufacturer of advanced wound care, will present a free webinar on pressure ulcer prevention on Nov. 21, 2013, 12 p.m. EST.
The webinar will focus on the prevention of pressure ulcers in the ED, OR and ICU with evidence-based solutions for the heel, sacrum and other bony prominences. New studies, RCTs and peer-reviewed articles reinforce the evidence that the Mepilex® line of dressings can aid in the prevention of pressure ulcers in an acute care setting.
Presenters for the webinar include C. Tod Brindle, MSN, RN, CWOCN, ET, and Nick Santamaria, RN, PhD. Brindle and Santamaria will examine risk factors associated with hospital-acquired pressure ulcers in departments like the OR and the ED; incidence rates and preventable actions that can be taken for other bony prominences than the sacrum; and data supporting the use of prevention protocols compared with the cost of treatment.
Brindle is a wound and ostomy consultant for the Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center Wound Care Team. He lectures nationally and internationally in his specialty areas of complex abdominal wound and fistula management, as well as pressure ulcer prevention in high-risk populations. He won the clinical research Manuscript of the Year award in 2013 from the Journal of Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing for his pioneering work on the use of foam dressings to prevent pressure ulcers and was recently awarded the 2013 Magnet Prize® for Exemplary Professional Practice in Nursing.
Santamaria is professor of nursing research, translational research at the University of Melbourne and the Royal Melbourne Hospital, Australia. His research involves the prevention of pressure ulcers in critically ill trauma patients in the ICU.
This webinar will be presented in conjunction with the annual Stop Pressure Ulcer Day to support global efforts to improve patient care. Pre-registration for the event is available at www.stoppressureulcersnow.com.
Source: Mölnlycke Health Care