Skills Zones at Wound Care Today 2024

Wound Care Today had 6 sponsored Skills Zones located in the main Exhibition Hall, these were an opportunity to participate in practical learning sessions. Each Skill Zone ran 25 minute sessions, that were repeated throughout the Exhibition viewing times and throughout the two days of the Conference.

Please find below for session timings:
Wednesday 6th March    Thursday 7th March
12.30 - 12.55
13.00 - 13.25
13.30 - 13.55

Afternoon Break
15.10 - 15.35 
15.40 - 16.05 
Morning Break
10.10 - 10.35
10.40 - 11.05

12.30 - 12.55
13.00 - 13.25
13.30 - 13.55

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Skills Zone 1: Flen Health

Dressing for success: how to dress lower limbs to optimise wound healing

This session covers the fundamentals of infection versus inflammation and its significance in combatting antimicrobial resistance (AMR). We will also hold a practical demonstration showing how to apply an easy-to-use enzyme alginogel in the dressing of at-risk, complex areas, such as large leg ulcers and the spaces between toes.

Speakers: Sam Smith, clinical nurse advisor; Astrid Fremau, medical affairs manager, both at Flen Health



Skills Zone 2: MedicarePlus

Pressure vs moisture: a key to success

This interactive Skills Zone aims to improve the understanding and recognition of pressure and moisture-associated skin damage. Together, we will explore the presentation of these two conditions with the purpose of aiding assessment and improving patient outcomes.

Speakers: Wendy Cole, clinical nurse advisor, Medicareplus International; Cerys Stowe (PG Affiliate, BSc Hons), lead tissue viability clinical nurse specialist, Fundamentals of Care Team, Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust; Alex Freitas, clinical nurse advisor, Medicareplus International


Skills Zone 3: L&R

Patient empowerment: an approach to simplifying lower limb care

This session explores how enabling patients to participate actively in their treatment journey with shared-care models can enhance collaboration between patients and clinicians. It looks at the benefits of strong compression and compression solutions and their crucial role in improving lower limb health, while also alerting attendees to ‘monkey business’ scenarios which could compromise care quality.

Speaker: Stephanie Lowen, self-management specialist, National — Supporting the NHS


Skills Zone 4: Molnlycke

Navigating the dilemma: distinguishing infection from inflammation in clinical decision-making

Join us for an informative session focused on understanding and effectively managing wound infections.

Wound infections pose significant challenges, impacting patient outcomes and healthcare costs. This session provides healthcare professionals with essential knowledge and practical strategies to identify, prevent, and treat wound infections effectively. Join us as we explore this critical aspect of wound care and work towards improving patient outcomes.

Speaker: Lisa Sutherland, tissue viability and complex wound care nurse consultant, Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust



Skills Zone 5: Convatec

Beating biofilm: Wound Hygiene - a winning strategy for hard to heal wounds

This session explores a real-world patient experience of living with a hard to heal wound to help delegates understand the nature of biofilm and its role in preventing wound healing.

A gamified and interactive guide to Wound Hygiene is presented to equip you with knowledge and skills to beat biofilm effectively in your everyday practice.

Speakers: Dale Copson, Bronwen Lafferty and Joanne Wilkins, clinical strategy managers, Convatec 

Skills Zone 5