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Global Skin Tear Summit 15 April 2021
15/04/2021 - by Anika Fourie
Global Skin Tear Summit 15 April 2021

Free registration for the conference at www.ISTAPGlobal.com.

On April 15, 2021, join ISTAP to learn from content experts from around the world during a half-day Global Skin Tear Summit on updates for current practices in 2021.

The agenda includes topics like:

  • The Global Burden of Skin Tears,
  • Skin tear development, risk factors and the new ISTAP classification tool,
  • Managing complex skin tears and best practice sharing.
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NPIAP 2021 Annual Conference 10-12 March
12/03/2021 - by Anika Fourie
NPIAP 2021 Annual Conference 10-12 March

From the Skin Integrity Research Group, Prof. Dimitri Beeckman and Anika Fourie will present their latest project regarding tissue damage prevention for the critically ill patient in the prone position (PRONEtect study) during the virtual event on Thursday 11 March 22:30-23:30.

For registration details visit their website

https://npiap.com/event/2021AnnualConf

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Development and psychometric property testing of a skin tear knowledge assessment instrument (OASES) in 37 countries
11/12/2020 - by Anika Fourie
Development and psychometric property testing of a skin tear knowledge assessment instrument (OASES) in 37 countries

The latest publication from the Skin Integrity Research group and esteemed co-authors.

The skin tear knowledge assessment instrument was developed based on a literature review and expert input (N = 19). Face and content validity were assessed in a two-round Delphi procedure by 10 international experts affiliated with the International Skin Tear Advisory Panel (ISTAP). The instrument was psychometrically tested in a convenience sample of 387 nurses in 37 countries (April–May 2020).Validity of the multiple-choice test items (item difficulty, discriminating index, quality of the response alternatives), construct validity, and test–retest reliability (stability) were analysed and evaluated in light of international reference standards.

Access the publication here.

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Management of incontinence-associated dermatitis: A systematic review of monetary data
01/12/2020 - by Anika Fourie
Management of incontinence-associated dermatitis: A systematic review of monetary data

New publication:The objective of this study was to systematically review monetary data related to management
of incontinence-associated dermatitis (IAD) in an adult population.Read more here.

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PRONEtect Practical guidance document: Skin Care Considerations for the Patient in Prone Position
18/11/2020 - by Anika Fourie
PRONEtect Practical guidance document: Skin Care Considerations for the Patient in Prone Position

Patients with COVID-19 and acute respiratory distress syndrome are often placed in the prone position (PP) to improve oxygenation and survival. PP increases skin vulnerability to breakdown i.e. pressure ulcers (PUs), medical device-related PUs (MDR-PUs), and moisture-associated skin damage (MASD). The incidence of pressure ulcers is higher in PP versus in the supine position, therefore it is critical to employ preventative strategies.

Click HERE, and download the practical guidance document regarding skincare considerations for the patient in a prone position.

Authors: Anika Fourie, Prof. Dimitri Beeckman

Please contact us via SKINT@UGent.be for more information.

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