Workshops


Thursday 13 September 2018


Time

Workshop name

Speakers

Room

11:45 - 12:45

Challenges in pressure ulcers prevention and management in critically ill patients

Maarit Ahtiala, Finland; Charlie Beetham, Italy

Breakout room #2

15:15 - 16:15

Using simulation to enhance knowledge and skills in NPWT

Guido Ciprandi, Italy; Steven Smet, Belgium

Breakout room #2

17:00 - 18:00

Repositioning for pressure ulcer prevention

Menno Van Etten, Norway

Breakout room #2

17:00 - 18:00

Collaborating with patients to improve research and practice

Susanne Coleman, United Kingdom; Zena Moore, Ireland; Delia Muir, United Kingdom

Breakout room #3

Friday 14 September 2018


Time

Workshop name

Speakers

Room

9:00 - 10:00

Selecting and managing dressings and dermal/skin substitutes

 Valentina Vanzi, Italy; Serena Crucianelli, Italy

Breakout room #2

 

 

 


Challenges in pressure ulcers prevention and management in critically ill patients 

13 September 2018, 11:45 - 12:45, Breakout room #2 / Colonne Hall

Speakers: Maarit Ahtiala, Finland; Charlie Beetham, Italy

In this workshop we will dive into the world of critically ill patients, going through the pressure ulcer (PU) risk factors of paediatric and adult intensive care patients (PICU/ICU). We will describe the essence of intensive care, explain the theoretical background and physiopatology of PU development in PICU and ICU. The practical session will take place through the use of photos and of a mannequin to present the practical prevention methods, which have been presented in the international guideline or has been clinically approved by experts.

Using simulation to enhance knowledge and skills in NPWT

13 September 2018, 15:15 - 16:15, Breakout room #2 / Colonne Hall

Speakers: Guido Ciprandi, Italy; Steven Smet, Belgium

Despite the lack of strong scientific evidence about the indications and methods of usage of negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT), it is a much used technique to enhance and stimulate wound healing. However, the selection and application of the dressing and the settings of the pump are very challenging.

With this hands-on workshop, we try to give a short overview of the available evidence and we try to address the practical challenges of choosing and applying a correct NPWT dressing. Multiple cases and photo material will be presented during this workshop.

Repositioning for pressure ulcer prevention

13 September 2018, 17:00 - 18:00, Breakout room #2 / Colonne Hall

Speaker: Menno van Etten

To prevent Pressure Ulcers EPUAP’s guidelines suggest to positioning the patient in a 30 degrees side lying position, moving the body load from the sacral- and trochanter area to the gluteal area. In general, positioning patients is about giving the patient stability, comfort and the feeling of security. But you may ask the question if classical repositioning techniques and the materials used to position the patient really give the stability and comfort needed? And what about shear forces; are they increased on the Pressure Ulcer hotspots?

Adding the 30 degrees posture to the list of lying positions gives extra challenges to the caretakers. Being aware how to positioning the upper body without rotations and positioning the legs preventing discomfort for the patient and without creating new PU hotspots. What role do the cushions used to position the patient play in off-loading and stabilizing the patient? 

Collaborating with patients to improve research and practice

13 September 2018, 17:00 - 18:00, Breakout room #2 / Colonne Hall

Speaker: Delia Muir, United Kingdom; Emer Shanley, Ireland

Patients and families learn a lot from living with health conditions. That valuable perspective can inform clinical practice, research and education. In the UK and Ireland there has been a move away from viewing patients simply as passive participants in research, towards working in partnership with them. For example collaborating with patients to develop services, design research, or teach health professionals. During this interactive workshop we will discuss good practice principles and practical tips for collaborating with patients. Participants will be invited to reflect on their own practice and consider if/how patient collaboration could inform their work.

Selection and managing dressings and dermal/skin substitutes

14 September 2018, 09:00 - 10:00, Breakout room #2 / Colonne Hall

Speaker: Valentina Vanzi, Italy; Serena Crucianelli, Italy

More than 3,000 types of dressings are available on the market today to treat different types of wounds by targeting various aspects of healing process. However, clinicians' ability to choose wound dressings on the basis of clinical evidence is hindered by the relative lack of robust clinical or cost-effectiveness evidence. The workshop will provide detailed information on the properties of the main categories of wound dressings and dermal/skin substitutes, focusing on their clinical indication, advantages and limitations. All these practical aspects will be discussed with the participants and analyzed through several clinical cases.