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Wounds Week 6 - Assessment and prevention of skin tears

About This Webinar

This session will examine strategies to prevent skin tears including general skin health and hygiene measures, environmental considerations and a risk reduction programme for healthcare settings. The session will also discuss how to assess a skin tear once an injury has occurred. The session will present the International Skin Tear Advisory Panel’s classification system for skin tears and provide practical examples of how to categorise tissue damage. Guidance on how to promote patient engagement and empowerment for self-care will also be explored.

Who can view: Everyone
Webinar Price: Free
Featured Presenters
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
Reader / Programme Director, Centre for Medical Education, School of Medicine, Cardiff University
Samantha Holloway is the Programme Director for the Masters in Wound Healing and Tissue Repair and the Foundation in Wound Management modules (Leg Ulcers, Pressure Ulcers and Diabetic Foot Ulcers) at Cardiff University. Samantha also contributes to the Masters in Advanced Clinical Practice and Masters in Clinical Geriatrics also at Cardiff University. Samantha is a Fellow of the Academy of Higher Education.

Samantha is the Academic Editor for the Wounds UK journal and is on the Editorial Board of a number of journals including the Journal of Wound Management and British Journal of Community Nursing (Chronic Wound Care Supplement). Samantha held the position of the Chair of the Education Committee for the European Wound Management Association (EWMA) between 2019-2023 and continues to Chair the Teacher Network for EWMA. Samantha is the current President of the International Skin Tear Advisory Panel (ISTAP), having worked with the expert consensus group since 2011. Samantha has been a co-author on all ISTAPs Best Practice Recommendations between 2018-2021.
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