Managing the burden of hospital acquired medical device related pressure ulcers
Due to the current global health care crisis, more patients are being admitted to hospital intensive care units where they can come in to contact with a vast number of different medical devices. Skin and tissue damage associated with these devices can take a long time to treat and result in permanent scarring.
During this webinar, Paulo Alves and Professor Nick Santamaria will discuss the risk to patients of developing pressure ulcers from medical devices and the considerations for preventing skin damage.
They will cover:
- What causes medical device related pressure ulcers
- Etiology and incidence
- Considerations and recommendations in preventing tissue damage
Join us for the live Q&A afterwards.
Nick Santamaria PhD, MEdSt, RN, RPN
Professor at University of Melbourne, Australia
Paulo Alves RN, MSc, PhD
Assistant Professor of Nursing and Tissue Viability, Catholic Institute of Health Sciences, University of Portugal