(Englischsprachig) PI prevention, trends and lessons learnt from the COVID-19 pandemic
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, an increasing number of patients are being admitted to ICU/CCU and cared for in a prone position for extended periods to aid mechanical ventilation. How can clinicians manage the increased risk of patients developing pressure ulcers as a result of prone positioning?
Pressure injuries (PI) continue to present substantial clinical challenges to health care professionals and place a huge economic burden on health care providers. They also have a huge impact on the quality of life of patients and their carers. Prone-positioned patients are particularly susceptible to PI.
Mölnlycke® invites you to join its webinar series to listen to key thought leaders offer insight into how they have addressed these challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Dr Michelle Barakat-Johnson, PhD, MN, BN, RN, NSWOC
An internationally renowned clinician researcher with a special interest in skin integrity, implementation science and financial and policy implications of skin integrity issues. Dr Barakat-Johnson has extensive experience as a leader in pressure injury prevention and wound management and is currently the lead investigator of three independent statewide projects. She has achieved $1.3 million in research funding since completing her PhD. She chairs statewide committees related to wound care and currently serves on the editorial board of the Wound Prevention and Management Journal. She is regularly invited by state, national and international bodies to consult on skin integrity, implementation science and pressure injury prevention. In 2019 Dr Barakat-Johnson was awarded ‘Excellence in Research’ in NSW and in 2020 she was awarded one of the highest honours for graduates at the University of Sydney - ‘The Rita and John Cornforth Medal for Research excellence’.