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Nursing events help to eliminate Pressure Ulcers

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Nurses and representatives from local care homes are invited to attend a valuable event aimed to help reduce pressure ulcers, hosted by the George Eliot Hospital on Thursday 24th September 2015 (9.00am – 4.30pm).

The George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust is continually working to reduce pressure damage and partnership working with patients and care homes is an important part of this work. This is another in a very popular series of events hosted by the Trust.

A ‘Tissue Viability Link Nurse Group’ has been developed to share advice about the importance of manual handling and assessment of patients, equipment, correct seating, posture and useful tools to reduce the risk from pressure ulcers. The work the group is  helping to eliminate pressure ulcers in the community.

Specialist Nurse, Lorraine Thursby said: "We started these events over two years ago having realised that if we are training our ward staff we should extend this training to others working with vulnerable patients out in the community to reduce the potential for pressure ulcers to develop.”

“Partners from the community and nursing homes who join us at our link events are helping to improve patient care and outcomes across all areas.”

Events are being held in the GETEC training building at the George Eliot Hospital and are free to everyone that attends. The next event is being held on Friday 5th December 2015. The 2016 programme of events is currently under development and will be promoted later this year.

Staff from local Nursing and Care Homes can book a place at future events by emailingLorraine.thursby@geh.nhs.uk

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