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27/07/2022 - by Anika Fourie
The special issue of the EWMA Journal of Wound Management on skin tears has just been published!
This special issue of JOWM was published in collaboration with the International Skin Tear Advisory Panel (ISTAP). . It includes nine original manuscripts and highlights current advances in risk assessment, prevention and treatment of skin tears. Read the full free issue here.
Prof. Beeckman's official inauguration as full professor at Örebro University!
On May 7, 2022, Prof. Beeckman was officially inaugurated as a full professor of nursing science at Örebro University in Sweden. In his role, he will establish the Swedish Centre for Skin and Wound Research (SCENTR) and work strategically with the Faculty of Medicine and Health to develop and internationalise research. He will combine this post with his professorship at Ghent University. Synergy between the Skin Integrity Research Group (SKINT) in Belgium and SCENTR in Sweden will be high on the agenda in the coming years. The integration and application of technology in wound care and person-centred care will be at the core of the research of both research groups.
Global "A World Without Skin Tears" day: 28 April 2022
The International Skin Tear Advisory Panel (ISTAP) fosters the idea of combining education, research and stakeholder involvement with the aim to optimize patient quality care. Registration details for the Global "A World Without Skin Tears" awareness day.
CARE4 International Scientific Nursing and Midwifery Conference 2022
Several SKINT members presented their work at this conference. The theme of this year's online conference was "Technology in healthcare and education".
Prof. Beeckman opened the conference with a keynote address and chaired several sessions.
Knaerke Soegaard (Denmark) gave insights regarding the scoping review done regarding 'Pressure ulcer prevention in transition from hospital to home for individuals with spinal cord injury.
Charlotte Raepsaet (Belgium) received positive comments on her poster presentation about "Integrating sensor technology in disposable body-worn absorbent products" and Anika Fourie (Belgium) presented the work done regarding "Skincare considerations for the patient in the prone position".