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Pressure Ulcer Prevention for Spinal Cord Injury Patients
28/08/2023 - by 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!

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The 2023 European Wound Management Association (EWMA) conference
05/05/2023 - by Anika Fourie
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.

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Publication of a new RCT-based economic evaluation of silicone adhesive multilayer foam dressings.
04/04/2023 - by Prof. dr. Dimitri Beeckman
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.

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Integrating sensor technology into incontinence materials
16/03/2023 - by Anika Fourie
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.

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28/02/2023 - by Prof. dr. Dimitri Beeckman

Our GLOBIAD classification for incontinence-associated dermatitis (IAD) will be included as a mandatory quality indicator in the Australian Commonwealth Government's National Aged Care Mandatory Quality Indicator (QI) Program from April 1, 2023. The QI Program is part of the Australian Government's response to the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety.

The QI Program requires the collection and reporting of quality indicators related to important aspects of quality of care in eleven key care areas.

It's great to see our work being recognised around the world and now having an impact on health care and policy in Australia.

Thank you to the team to make this possible:

Dimitri Beeckman,Karen Van den Bussche,Jan Kottner,Steven Smet,Dorien De Meyer,Ann Marie Dunk,Anika Fourie,Kevin Woo,David Voegeli,Andrea Pokorn√°,Kimberly LeBlanc,Ayise Karadag,Guido Ciprandi,Dr. Mary Arnold Long,Paulo Alves,Nele Van Damme

Thank you to all other authors of the original publication.

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