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About This Webinar

Kate Williams will share how the implementation of a clinical pathway has had a positive impact on managing wound infection.
- Why a wound infection framework/pathway was necessary
- Decision making in developing pathway and measuring its impact
- Outcomes
- The importance of leadership in implementing a framework.


In the second part of the session, Michael will look at the data from BHRUT after implementation of the NICE Medical Technologies Guidance 55 Feb 2021 and demonstrate how we achieved a 45% reduction in SSI rates post caesarean and a 61% reduction in readmission bed days. It explores the challenges behind data collection and talks through the practical steps and challenges that needed to be overcome to implement a successful SSI reduction project.

This webinar is kindly sponsored by Essity.

When: Mon, 05/12/2022 · 6:00 PM · London
Duration: 1 hour
Language: English
Who can attend? Anyone with the event link can attend
Dial-in available? (listen only): No
Featured Presenters
Webinar hosting presenter
Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist & Labour Ward Lead, Barking Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust
Michael is currently a Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist and the Labour Ward Lead at Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust. He is an ambassador for Essity and led a project, reducing Caesarean Section SSI rates by 45% and readmission bed days by 61%.
Michael has an extensive background in leadership and patient safety. He has undertaken a Darzi Fellowship in Clinical Leadership in Healthcare, obtaining a PGCert with Distinction and whilst working at NHS Resolution published the national report; ‘Learning from Five Years of Cerebral Palsy Claims’. He is the Honorary Vice Chairman of the Baby Lifeline MultiProfessional Advisory Panel and is part of the review team for the Ockenden independent maternity reviews.
Webinar hosting presenter
Senior Lecturer, University of Huddersfield and Honorary Tissue Viability Nurse, Leeds Community Healthcare Trust
Kate has worked in community Tissue Viability for 15 years and has recently joined the team at the University of Huddersfield as a senior lecturer in Tissue Viability. Kate still works clinically as part of the Leeds Community Health Trust tissue viability team. She is a trustee of the Society of Tissue Viability (SoTV) and represents the SoTV as a member of the Legs Matter coalition.
Webinar hosting presenter
Professor of Skin Integrity, Institute of Skin Integrity and Infection Prevention, University of Huddersfield
Karen is Professor and Director for the Institute of Skin Integrity and Infection Prevention, University of Huddersfield, Visiting Professor, Queensland University of Technology and the Royal college of Surgeons, Dublin; previous academic editor for Wounds UK. She is elected chair of the International Wound Infection Institute and the International Skin Tears Advisory Panel (Europe). Her clinical background is in orthopaedics and tissue viability. She has over 30 years’ experience in both clinical practice and in academia. She is widely published (in excess of 140 papers) and has edited 2 text books.
Webinar hosting presenter Barbara Conway
Professor and Head of Pharmacy
Barbara is Head of Pharmacy at the University of Huddersfield. She was appointed as Professor of Pharmaceutics at the University of Huddersfield in 2010. Following her first degree in Pharmacy at Queen’s University, Belfast, she registered as a pharmacist in 1990 and practised full-time in community pharmacy until joining Aston University in Birmingham in 1992 to undertake a Ph.D. Her PhD research project at Aston was in the pharmaceutics and drug delivery field, focusing on microencapsulation for delivery of biopharmaceuticals.

Following completion of her PhD studies in 1995, she was employed in various posts at Aston University, including lecturer and senior lecturer and was Director of the M.Pharm. programme prior to moving to the University of Huddersfield in 2010 as Professor of Pharmaceutics. During this time, she also became a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and supervised projects on the application of e-learning technologies in Pharmacy. She was also a Medici Fellow, specialising in driving forward innovation within the university sector and hold several patents in the pharmaceutical area. She has supervised over 20 Ph.D. students and on-going research programmes focus on chrontherapeutic delivery and delivery of antimicrobials, novel excipients for drug delivery, the mechanical properties of pharmaceuticals and excipients and the development of chewing gum delivery systems.

She has a number of successful collaborations with other universities, NHS and pharmaceutical industry leading to publications and development of new products.
Webinar hosting presenter
Essity is a leading global hygiene and health company, dedicated to improving well-being through its products and solutions, essentials for everyday life. JOBST is a key Essity brand, that is best known for the range of compression garments and wrap compression systems, for the treatment of lymphatic and venous conditions.
Hosted By
MA Healthcare Virtual webinar platform hosts Developing a wound infection framework / Evaluation of surgical site infections post caesarean section using Leukomed® Sorbact® dressings
MA Healthcare is an established provider of nursing and medical education, offering printed resources, conferences and websites for professionals at all levels of the health services