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13/09/2023 - by Anika Fourie
EPUAP 2023 Conference - Leeds, UK
The School of Health Sciences at Örebro University and the SKINT research group at Universiteit Gent have again been very active on the international scene. It was a pleasure to see our talented researchers presenting their work at the Annual EPUAP - European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel conference in Leeds 🇬🇧! We presented about transdisciplinary collaboration in woundcare, leadership, smart technologies, trials, diversity and skin tones, patient proning education, patients with spinal cord injuries, etc.
Our ProneTect international project was awarded the 2023 Excellence in Education Award! Congratulations to Anika Fourie! 💐
Pressure Ulcer Prevention for Spinal Cord Injury Patients
Knaerke Soegaard, SKINT member and PhD candidate developed an information leaflet on pressure ulcer prevention for spinal cord injury patients in collaboration with important stakeholders in the Danish community. [Tryksårsalliancen - Danish translation available] . Congratulations on this important work!
The 2023 European Wound Management Association (EWMA) conference
The SKINT research group presented their latest wound and skin research at the 2023 EWMA conference in Milan, Italy. In total, we delivered 10 educational sessions and chaired three presentations. We presented on clinical cases, core outcome sets, health economics, prone positioning and skin integrity, skin tone bias, diversity and inclusive wound care, implementation of clinical guidelines, and pressure ulcers in spinal cord patients.
Publication of a new RCT-based economic evaluation of silicone adhesive multilayer foam dressings.
Silicone adhesive multilayer foam dressings have been used for several years to treat pressure ulcers, which are a common complication of bed confinement or long-term immobilisation. Recently, a clinical trial funded by the Federal Health Care Knowledge Centre (KCE) Trials programme and performed by the Ghent University SKINT research group found them to be effective in preventing pressure ulcers. A new study by the same researchers now shows that this preventive use is not only effective, but also cost-effective. Read the full report here.
Integrating sensor technology into incontinence materials
Charlotte Raepsaet (PhD candidate) of the Skin Integrity Research Group presented the results of her research project focused on integrating sensor technology into incontinence materials. "Various stakeholders were involved and with collaboration, a product was developed with tremendous potential for the future". A project funded by imec.icon and VLAIO.