CONFERENCE PROGRAMME

 

Wound Care Today will host its second FREE conference on 27–28 February, 2019. 

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Day 1 27 February — Master your craft

08.30–10.00

Exhibition opens

 

10.00–10.15

Opening remarks and setting the scene

 

10.15–10.45

A new pressure ulcer framework: implementation and implications in practice

Alison Schofield, tissue viability team lead and clinical nurse, North Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust

 

10.45–11.50

Performing Medicine

An award-winning performing and visual arts team — supporting healthcare professionals to provide high quality,compassionate care

  • Through a unique approach using drama and art, Performing Medicine will interact with the audience to challenge how patient–clinician relationships are formed and how they can be improved
 

11.50–12.00

TVNs2gether — launch of support network for TVNs

 

12.00–14.00

Lunch/exhibition/skills zone

 

14.00–14.30

Debridement: why, when and how

Steven Jeffery, consultant burns and plastic surgeon, University Hospital Birmingham; professor, Birmingham City University

 

14.30 – 15.30

Free papers

Six speakers, selected from a large number of abstract submissions due to their innovation and quality outcomes, will showcase and share their work. Topics include:

  • Innovations in practice — from technology to improving patient outcomes
  • Challenging wound care trends — reducing the variants that affect all wound care providers
  • Complex and challenging case reports — review of unusual clinical case reports
 

15.30–16.30

Break/exhibition/skills zone

 

16.30–17.00

Tales of the unexpected — dos and don’ts in paediatric and neonatal wound care

Angela Rodgers, paediatric clinical nurse specialist in tissue viability, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde

 

17.00–17.30

Management of trauma wounds — from skin tears to haematomas

Speaker TBC

 

17.30–18.00

Wound management in end-of-life patients — the challenges

Jayne Livesey,Lecturer, University of Central Lancashire

 

19.00 – 20.00

Drinks reception

 

20.00

DINNER

Wound Care Today guest dinner speaker
Personal leadership in action

Oliver Medill, highly experienced international keynote speaker and author of the book, The Impact Formula. Oliver’s former career in acting ensures that his communication skills and ability to command an audience add a special flavour to his coaching around presenting with impact, personal brand, and managing nerves and confidence issues

Day 2 28 February — Reach your potential

08.30–09.00

Exhibition opens

 

09.00–09.30

Co-producing pressure ulcer prevention strategies between healthcare professionals and patients — working in partnership

Jenni MacDonald, lead nurse tissue viability and harm free care, Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust

 

09.30–10.00

NHS England National Wound Care Strategy Programme

Una Adderley, director, National Wound Care Strategy Programme, Yorkshire and Humber Academic Health Science Network

 

10.00–11.00

Break/exhibition/skills zone

 

11.00–12.30

Sheila Parry (author of the recently published book, Take Pride) will discuss and demonstrate, through workshop learning, the role of leadership within organisations, the key to becoming better leaders and how this can be incorporated into daily working practice

 

12.30 –14.00

Lunch/exhibition/skills zone

 

14.00–14.45

Reducing the risk of amputation in patients with diabetes — Wound Care Today’s international guest speaker

David Armstrong, professor of surgery, Keck School of Medicine, University of South California

Through a live video link from Los Angeles, Professor David Armstrong will look at reducing the occurrence of amputation in patients with diabetic foot wounds through early interventions to prevent infection and using appropriate resources, including early specialist referral

 

14.45–15.15

First time presenters — three selected speakers will share their work to improve patient outcomes

 

15.15–15.45

How to embed your ideas, education, and pathways into practice

Sarah Gardner, clinical lead, tissue viability service, Oxford

 

15.45–16.15

Management of pain using all resources — based on wound aetiology

Kirsty Shilstone-Mahoney, clinical nurse specialist, wound healing, Cardiff and Vale University Health Board

 

16.15

Summary/evaluation and close of event

 

Skills Zone

These sessions will run throughout the two-day event. Delegates can participate either at prearranged times, or at stop-and-learn sessions

 

Debridement skills

A showcase for debridement methods, in particular curettage, hosted by David Gray, professor, Birmingham City University, with practical debridement demonstrations

 

Compression for complex and challenging cases

Julie Stanton and Veronica Doody, Healogics Wound Healing Centres, will demonstrate and discuss the various options and application techniques for compression bandaging/hosiery for complex cases using volunteers

 

Good business planning

Paul Nordon, independent business consultant, and Edwin Chamanga, senior lecturer, Kingston University and St George’s University, London, will discuss the need for good business planning and enhancing skills in strategy, audit, current and future plans. They will also look at how to pitch a business case, what is needed, how this should be presented and how to ensure that you have the correct information for your target audience

 

Mapping the future

Alison Schofield, tissue viability team lead and clinical nurse, North Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust, will explain how pressure mapping tools can help us alleviate pressure in clinical practice

 

Filming — silence the fear

Mole Productions will provide delegates with the opportunity to present to a camera, thereby removing the fear of the unknown

 

Diagnosing infection

Steven Jeffery, consultant burns and plastic surgeon, University Hospital Birmingham; professor, Birmingham City University, will discuss and demonstrate some of the tools available to help diagnose infection in wounds

 

Formulary development

Tracey McKenzie, head of tissue viability services, Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust, will explore how to write a formulary for your organisation

 

Seating/posture assessment

Sarah Warner, senior tissue viability nurse, Oxfordshire Community Tissue Viability Service, will demonstrate the importance of accurate seating and posture assessment to prevent pressure ulcer development

 

Understanding pressure ulcer grading

Practical session demystifying the categorising of pressure ulcers

 

Vascular assessment

Karen Staines and Hayley Turner-Dobbin, Accelerate CIC, will provide help and advice on getting vascular assessment right

 

 

This event offers healthcare professionals with an interest in wounds an opportunity to develop both clinically and personally through:
  • Presentations from national and international speakers
  • Practical skills zone sessions
  • Networking with colleagues and industry partners in the large exhibition area.

This flexible approach to learning means that delegates can tailor their own development over the two-day event, which includes:

Clinical programme

National and international speakers will discuss a wide range of subjects, such as:

  • Reducing the risk of amputation in the diabetic patient through prevention and early identification of risk factors
    David Armstrong, professor of surgery, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California
  • Debridement — why, when and how
    Steven Jeffery, professor of wound study, School of Health Sciences, Birmingham City University
  • A new pressure ulcer framework — implementation and implications in practice
    Alison Schofield, tissue viability team lead and clinical nurse, North Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust
  • Quality improvement (QI) in tissue viability: my story so far. Jenni will share with the audience what she learned while leading QI in tissue viability and give top hints and tips to support clinicians involved in this process within their own organisations.
    Jenni McDonald, Tissue Viability, Darzi Fellow, The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust, London
  • Performing Medicine, an award-winning performing and visual arts team who support healthcare professionals to provide high quality, compassionate care. Through a unique approach using drama and art, Performing Medicine will interact with the audience to challenge the way we form relationships and how these can be improved.

 

Personal development — leadership


As roles evolve we accept more responsibility, and with more responsibility we accrue leadership roles. If we expect people to bring their whole selves to work and to engage in the goals of the healthcare organisation, then we must, as leaders, also engage with them and affect change through equal emphasis on technical skills as well as emotional intelligence.

In this interactive session, Sheila Parry (author of Take Pride) will guide delegates through the PRIDE Model (purpose, reputation, integrity, direction, energy), providing them with new ways of thinking about personal motivation that is empowering, both as individuals and leaders.
 

Skills zone


An opportunity to participate in practical learning sessions. Experts in their field will take delegates on a journey through their own experiences and support them to try skills, such as:
  • Debridement: a showcase of debridement, in particular, curettage
  • Diagnosis of infection: discussing and demonstrating resources available to support identification of infection
  • Mapping the future: pressure mapping tools to help us alleviate pressure in practice
  • Formulary development: the dos and don'ts on how to develop your own formulary
  • Filming – silence the fear: delegates will be given the opportunity to present to camera
  • Pressure ulcer grading: getting it right all of the time.
 

Industry/networking


The extensive exhibition area provides delegates with the opportunity to see, discuss and handle a wide range of products to keep up to date with what is new on the market. Industry partners will be on hand to answer queries and discuss their products.

 

Wound Care Today 2019 offers delegates a unique learning platform, FREE of charge, to enhance their delivery of care through clinical updates, personal development, practical learning zones and networking in a friendly and open environment.