Webinar: The importance of providing adequate skin protection to wheelchair users vulnerable to developing pressure injuries

We are pleased to present this lunch time webinar brought to us by Etac R82, to gain a greater understanding of pressure injuries; the main causes and who is most at risk. Also, an appreciation of how different support surfaces can provide skin protection against pressure injuries.

Presentation overview:

The presentation will cover

  • Revision of the layers of skin and how this relates to the stages of pressure injuries
  • The main causes of pressure injuries
  • What users are at most risk of developing pressure injuries
  • What are the benefits of different support surface materials in relation to pressure redistribution

Why is immersion and envelopment so important when selecting a pressure redistribution cushion.

Presenter: Jo McConnell, Education Manager & OT,  Etac R82

Jo is a highly experienced OT with over 27 year’s of clinical practice. During this time she has worked in paediatrics, posture and mobility within Wheelchair Services, Whizz Kidz Charity and mobility equipment manufacturers. She has outstanding knowledge regarding complex posture and mobility issues and pressure care. From an academic point of view Jo has also lectured at Coventry University and University of West of England. She has also delivered training and seminars at PMG Conference, OT Show, Naidex, Kidz exhibitions and to clinical audiences throughout the UK. In Jo's global education role she has delivered pressure care training to over 200 therapists across Norway with excellent feedback. In addition she has educated clinical teams in Netherlands, Germany and New Zealand.

Price: Free of charge to CMSUK Members (and pending members of 3 months or less)   |   £25 for Non-members

Booking: Bookings are being taken online.  If you are a CMSUK member booking a free place, you will need to log in to the ‘Member’s Log-in Area’ of the website prior to booking.  To login, you will require your email address and password.  If you need help with your booking, please contact our office on 0333 2070755 or email: info@cmsuk.org.


Venue Webinar
Date Friday 3rd July 2020
1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Contact Clare Parish
Email info@cmsuk.org

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