28 / 8 / 2013 5.22pm
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NHS Improving Quality (NHS IQ), the driving force for improvement across the NHS, is also supporting Charlotte in putting on the conference.
The agenda will include:
- How to recognise and prevent pressure ulcers
- Patient perspective on the impact of pressure ulcers
- Use of the SSKIN tool
- Latest research into pressure ulcers
- How correct hydration and nutrition can help prevent pressure ulcers
Speakers include Ruth May, as well as representatives from the Research Institute, NHS Quest and Lincoln University. Health Education England will also be in attendance. Jane Cummings has expressed her support, as has Helen Bevan, who is producing a short film around energy for change and students as agents for change, which will be shown at the event.
An essential component of the day will involve students making pledges to take the learning from the day forward. These will be linked to NHS Change Day 2014.
The conference is designed to help the next generation of nurses understand that every patient contact counts, and that every member of the team is accountable for preventing the avoidable misery and harm of pressure ulcers. It aims to educate, inspire and motivate student nurses to adopt and share best practice, and will provide theory and tools that can be used straight away in practice placements.
Every patient contact counts
The conference, taking place on 15 October, is only for students at Lincoln, but it is intended as a catalyst for other student nurses across the country to run similar events at their places of learning. To help spread the learning and inspire more student conferences, 10 places at the Lincoln event have been set aside for Care Makers from around England.
Charlotte Johnston, a first year student at the University of Lincoln, is organising a student conference to help raise awareness of pressure ulcers and boost the skills needed in their avoidance and treatment. Charlotte was inspired to arrange the event after responding to a comment on Twitter from Ruth May, NHS England’s Chief Nurse for the Midlands & East, about the wider Stop the Pressure campaign.
Care Makers from across England are being invited to participate in a student-led campaign in Lincoln on the 15 October 2013 to help prevent pressure ulcers.