Sponsored Symposia

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

11:15-12:15

Symposium Supported by

11:15-11:25
Opening: Etiology of PUs and Need to Assess Under the Skin  
Amit Gefen, Israel

11:25-11:40
Pressure Ulcers: An Outcome Based View on Risk Assessment Tools, Timely Detection and Prevention
Dimitri Beeckman
, Belgium

11:40-12:00
Using SEM Measurement for Timely Detection of PUs and Improvement of Outcomes
Zena Moore, Ireland

12:00-12:10
Results from a Multi-Site Longitudinal Study
Henry Okonkwo, USA

12:10-12:15
Questions and Answers


Tuesday, 20 June 2017

13:15-14:15

Symposium Supported by


Low Profile Dynamic Pressure Relieving Surface – A Novel Technology for Pressure Ulcer Prevention across Continuum of Care

Current guidelines for preventing pressure ulcers have helped significantly reduce hospital acquired pressure ulcers, thus saving billions of dollars in healthcare expense. However, there are some clinical settings (operating rooms, emergency departments, interventional radiology…) that can present challenges for implementing key preventative recommendations such as frequent patient repositioning to off-load vulnerable body areas, and reducing effects of shear and friction. There is a paucity of robust clinical studies to demonstrate the effectiveness of support surfaces in preventing and treating pressure ulcers across the continuum of care. A novel low profile dynamic pressure relieving surface has been developed to provide frequent micro-pressure relief with minimal body movement for preventing pressure ulcers in various acute and post-acute settings. The surface consists of hundreds of comfort nodes arranged in two zones that inflate and deflate alternately. The novel technology provides optimal off-loading, decompresses tissues, enhances local tissue blood flow, and reduces shear force and risk for entrapment/falls. Clinical studies in various surgical specialties have demonstrated the dynamic surface’s ability to reduce the peri-operative pressure ulcer incidence significantly. Besides reducing the incidence rate, the surface has been shown to improve patient satisfaction and comfort, especially in very busy emergency departments. Studies done in post-acute settings such as skilled nursing facilities and long term care have further confirmed the efficacy of the dynamic surface in preventing pressure ulcers. The low profile dynamic surface provides a cost –effective solution to convert most non-powered support surfaces in to specialty support surfaces for preventing and possibly for treating pressure ulcers across the continuum of care. 

13:15-13:40
Dr. Art Stone, DPM, President, MedNexus 

13:40-14:05
Vinoth K Ranganathan, MSE MBA, Clinical Research Director, Dabir

14:05-14:15
Questions and Answers
 


Wednesday, 21 June 2017

11:15-12:15


Symposium Supported by


Effective Prevention of Heel Ulcers by Reducing Friction and Shear: Theory to Practice

Chairman – Dr Jerry Hutchinson, (Hutchinson WoundTech – former Director, Human Physiology and Innovation for ConvaTec)

The Biomechanical Influence of Static Friction and Shearing on Heel Tissue Damage
Professor Amit Gefen(Department of Biomedical Engineering at the Faculty of Engineering of Tel Aviv University)

Clinical Manifestations of Friction and Shear Related Skin Breakdown.  Resolution of Oedema and Inflammation Measured by Ultrasound on Heels Treated with Low Friction Fabric Bootees
Cathie Bree-Aslan, MSc RGN DipN  (independent wound care consultant)

Five-year Clinical Experience of using Low Friction Fabric Bootees for Heel Pressure Injury Prevention
Debbie Gleeson(Lead Nurse Tissue Viability, St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust)


Wednesday, 21 June 2017

13:15-14:15

Symposium supported by 

13:15-13:35
Regulated Oxygen-Enrichment & Irrigation Negative Pressure- assisted Wound Therapy (ROI-NPT) Upgrading our Wound Healing Modalities

13:35-14:15
The TopClosure Tension Relief System and ROI-NPT - Novel Technologies for Accelerated Wound Closure

Both lectures will be presented by:
Moris Topaz, M.D., Ph.D.
Plastic Surgery Unit 
Hillel Yaffe Medical Center
Hadera, Israel