Management of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) injuries
Julie Tyrer, Tissue Viability Nurse Consultant, Liverpool Heart and Chest NHS Foundation Trust
This session will re visit the background to the problem of skin damage caused by PPE and the scale of the problem; how it became a worldwide issue.
It will discuss the pathophysiology of how skin damage is caused by PPE; and describes some of the most common skin conditions related to the use of PPE and how they can be effectively managed.
Importantly, the session includes how skin problems could be prevented when wearing PPE; and lessons learned for future practice.
Tissue Viability Nurse Consultant, Liverpool Heart and Chest NHS Foundation Trust
Julie has worked as a Tissue Viability Nurse Consultant for the last 3 years and prior to this as a Tissue Viability Nurse (TVN), working as an advanced, autonomous practitioner, managing complex patients with tissue viability related issues and...