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Tissue Viability - What OTs need to know and how they can help

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From May 09, 2024 to Jun 18, 2024
Up-coming Webinar

This 4-part webinar series explores the complexities of preventing and managing pressure ulcers in community settings, covering topics such as skin care, patient decision-making and the critical roles of nutrition, hydration and posture.

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May 9, 2024

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Tissue Viability - What OTs need to know and how they can help - Part 1

Exploring the anatomy of the ...

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The what's, when's and how's of pressure ulcer formation

The what's, when's and how's of pressure ulcer formation

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Pressure ulcer prevention? No thank you!

Pressure ulcer prevention? No thank you!

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The important link between nutrition, hydration and pressure ulcer prevention and how to manage pressure ulcers in the community

The important link between nutrition, hydration and pressure ulcer prevention and how to manage pressure ulcers in the community

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Meet our Experts

Sarah Thompson
Sarah Thompson
Tissue Viability Nurse

Sarah has always had a keen interest in Tissue Viability since becoming a registered nurse in 2002. Her experience varies from within a community setting, where she completed her Tissue Viability based degree in 2007. She then worked within the private sector to gain additional advanced wound care skills whilst working with a medical devices company specialised in wound healing. In 2010, Sarah became a Tissue Viability Nurse and shaped a specialised service within the acute sector for 7 years before returning to the community setting as a TVN.

Jenny Rolfe
Jenny Rolfe
Consultant Occupational Therapist

Jenny is a senior occupational therapist. She qualified in 1997 and completed her MSc in Neuro-rehabilitation in 2007. She has worked in Neurological Rehabilitation at the Battle Hospital in Reading, and the Rivermead Rehabilitation Centre in Oxford which became part of the Oxford Centre for Enablement in 2000. She moved into the Specialist Disability Service at the OCE from where she joined the Oxford MND Centre in January 2007.

Since August 2009 Jenny has been funded full-time by the Motor Neurone Disease (MND) Association to develop NHS wheelchair services across the UK, to improve wheelchair provision for people living with MND.

Heidi Sandoz
Heidi Sandoz
Tissue Viability Services Lead

Heidi has been a Tissue Viability Nurse since 2002. Her interest and passion in the prevention and management of pressure ulcers began, however, in 1987 on registering as a nurse. She has worked in both acute and community care. She is currently the part-time Tissue Viability Services Lead for Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust.

Tracy Wothers
Tracy Wothers
Nutrition Nurse Specialist

Tracy has worked as a registered nurse since 2004 and has always had an interest in nutrition. Spending much of her career in different critical cares Tracy worked on various nutrition initiatives around artificial feeding – including naso-gastric feeding and parenteral nutrition. By 2011 Tracy moved on to become a Nutrition Nurse Specialist covering all aspects of patient nutrition. During this time Tracy became an active member of the National Nurses Nutrition Group, becoming Secretary in 2016. By 2017 Tracy moved into Cancer Services, first working as a upper gastrointestinal and hepato/pancreatic/biliary Lead Clinical Nurse Specialist.

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