Tag: reducing avoidable pressure injuries

Healthcare

Falls, Fractures & Pressure Injuries Management Conference – Highlights 2016

Falls, Fractures & Pressure Injuries Management Conference - Highlights 2016 This year at #FFPI16 included presentations from: Michelle Barakat-Johnson, Sydney Local Health District and University of Sydney Jack Bell, The Prince Charles Hospital and The University of Queensland Dr Rebecca Bell, Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital Margaret Cahill, Royal Brisbane & Women’s Hospital Leisa Cassidy, The Townsville Hospital Kerrie…

19 Sep 2016, by Informa Insights

Healthcare

Heel healing made easy

Dressing the heel is rather awkward and is made difficult by the fragility of the skin in this area. Mepilex Border Heel is an all-in-one foam dressing shaped to fit the heel that effectively absorbs and retains exudate and maintains a moist wound environment. The Safetac layer seals the wound edges, prevents exudate leakage onto…

16 Sep 2014, by Informa Insights

Healthcare

Out of the box thinking in pressure injury prevention

More than 60 000 patients in Australia’s hospitals and care facilities suffer from one or more pressure injuries, also known as pressure ulcers or bedsores, at any given time. It costs well over $60 000 to treat a pressure injury and litigation costs can run into six figure sums. Kate Sharp*, CEO at The Wound…

26 Aug 2013, by Informa Insights