Pressure Injury & Older Adult Heels

What’s going on down there – or have we failed to see the risk?

Join us for this webinar with Wendy White to discuss current clinical challenges faced when preventing and managing heel pressure injuries in this vulnerable at-risk population. Older adults present with compounding risks for heel pressure injury including skin & subcutaneous tissue changes, dependency & immobility, nutritional and general health status compromise. Chronic disease combinations including cardiovascular disease, renal dysfunction and diabetes can play havoc on lower limb perfusion and tissue oxygenation. This presentation will highlight recent conceptual models proposed focused on the older persons risk of pressure injury, and discuss current recommendations relating to prevention, differentiation with diabetic and / or ischaemic foot disease, along with local management options.

Endorsed by Wounds Australia.

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Speaker

Wendy White

MWoundCare. BEd. RN. Plast Cert. MACN. FWA

Credentialed Wound Clinician (CWC)

Fellow Wounds Australia

Wendy has 30 years of wound & skin care specific clinical expertise from a wide range of settings and in private practice. She is a qualified educator and has delivered quality education, clinical and professional support services in national and international arenas including healthcare, residential, government, industry and insurance settings for the past 13 years.Wendy’s areas of wound related clinical interest, research or publication include skin tear prevention and management, minimising wound related pain (including low resource setting), assessment & differentiation of neuropathic pain, wellbeing when living with a wound, clinicians as advocates, person engagement & partnerships, pressure injury prevention & management frameworks for change and advancing debridement knowledge & practice skills acquisition training programs. Wendy is a recipient of a Wounds Australia Fellowship (previously known as the Australian Wound Management Association), in recognition of her contribution to clinical practice, education, research and leadership in wound management throughout Australia, and the Asia Pacific region.

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