Vyšlo v časopise:
Cesk Slov Neurol N 2016; 79/112(Supplementum1): 7
International collaboration is essential for pressure ulcer management
Pressure ulcers are one of the biggest patient safety challenges facing healthcare worldwide. They have a major negative effect on the patient’s quality of life and health, are associated with increased morbidity and mortality, and generate considerable costs [1– 3]. Prevalence rates of up to 72.5% have been reported, with large variations between countries and clinical setting . Despite quality improvement initiatives, non-adherence to pressure ulcer guidelines is widespread. Studies have shown that only 10% of patients at risk received fully adequate prevention [5,6], while 70% of patients who were not at risk received some pressure ulcer prevention .
Effective pressure ulcer prevention and treatment is requires sharing information and collaboration. Not only within health care teams [7,8] and between health care teams and patients/ carers , but also in research and policy.
That is why the conference on pressure ulcers in the Czech Republic is spot on. This conference is an excellent example of sharing knowledge and expertise at an international level. Speakers from all continents but also from all healthcare disciplines will present on a variety of topics related to pressure ulcer prevention and treatment. Presentations on incontinence associated dermatitis, nutrition, surgical debridement and pressure mapping show that clinical topics are relevant across borders. But also presentations and discussions about monitoring, policymaking and implementation at a national level are relevant in every country and at international level. The European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (EPUAP) is therefore proud to support this national conference. On behalf of the EPUAP, I wish the organisers, speakers and all the attendants an exciting and inspiring day and look forward to future collaboration.
prof. Lisette Schoonhoven, PhD
president of the European Pressure Ulcer Adv
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ŠtítkyDětská neurologie Neurochirurgie Neurologie
Článek vyšel v časopise
Česká a slovenská neurologie a neurochirurgie
2016 Číslo Supplementum1
Nejčtenější v tomto čísle
- Význam a možnosti chirurgického débridementu dekubitů
- Sorrorigenní rány, jejich identifikace a průběh péče
- Inkontinenční dermatitida – současné poznatky o etiologii, diagnóze a prevenci
- Význam tlakové mapy (pressure mapping system) pro pacienty s mobilitou na vozíku