Wounds Conference & Exhibition 2014
Venue: University of Salford
Date: 21 Jul 2014
Synopsis: This two-day conference will bring clinicians, researchers, academics and wound care companies together to explore the impact of wounds on the patient and their significant others.
Wound care is one of the fastest growing areas in health care today and as a practitioner it is important to equip yourself and your team with the necessary skills to improve the quality of wound care for patients. Over 200,000 people in the UK have a chronic wound, and skin disorders affect over 1 in 5 babies and 54% of the population. Wounds and skin disorders often have both a visible and dramatic impact on the lives of the patients and their families. Many patients self manage their wound or skin condition, with only 24% of patients utilising health care resources such as Nurses, General Practitioners, Pharmacist or Dermatologists. Many healthcare practitioners will only see patients at their worst, therefore it is essential that those who provide care focus not only the physical aspects of care but provide psychological input too. The emotional trauma from a wound or skin disorder can lead to stress, low self esteem, social isolation, depression and even suicide. As social beings humans need interaction with each other both verbally and physically to survive, when a factor affects this psychological consequences can occur. By equipping oneself with the appropriate skills and knowledge in relation to assessment and collaborative management of wounds, we can then make an impact on the lives of this group of patients.
The purpose of this two-day conference is to bring clinicians, researchers, academics and wound care companies together to explore the impact of wounds on the patient and their significant others. The programme includes key note lectures, the opportunity to submit poster presentations and a think tank on the performance of dressings currently on the market. An exciting aspect to the programme is a range of expert led wound care workshops. In these workshops real people will act as patients and will be wearing simulated wounds on their bodies that replicate those seen in clinical practice. The experts and simulated patients leading the workshops will be sharing, demonstrating and talking about the assessment and management and impact of the complex wounds to aid practitioners' development of tissue viability skills and knowledge. The type of wounds that the workshops will focus upon include leg ulcers, pressure ulcers, fungating wounds, burns, paediatric wounds, wounds from the battlefield, dermatology wounds, midwifery wounds, and a suturing workshop to name but a few.
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