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Pressure Ulcer Summit (PrU)
Thursday, October 07, 2021 to Saturday, October 09, 2021
Category: AAWC Conference

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Join the Association for Advancement in Wound Care (AAWC) LIVE and IN-PERSON for OUTSTANDING EDUCATION, as well as NETWORKING and KNOWLEDGE-SHARING

Join us for the AAWC Pressure Ulcer Summit (PrU), themed Reducing Health Disparities in Pressure Ulcer/Injury (PU/PI) Detection & Management, on October 7-9, 2021 in Atlanta, Georgia.
Upon completion of this conference, participants will be able to:

  • Describe existing disparities related to pressure ulcer/injury (PU/PI) prevention and care.
  • Discuss challenges in providing equitable pressure injury prevention and care.
  • Describe characteristics of pressure injury and other damage of persons with dark skin tones.
  • Identify at least one method of leveling the playing field for pressure injury detection.

More information

Keynote Presentation 

by Dr. Olamide Alabi, FACS, an Assistant Professor of Surgery, Division of Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy, Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine.

Can't-miss Education (earn 11.25 CE credits for attending)

  • Setting the stage: A refresher on the pathophysiology of pressure injury development, with Ruth Bryant, PhD, MS, RN, CWOCN, FAAWC
  • What is this (2 parts)with Jackie Brace, PhD, ANP-BC, RN-BC, WOCN and Lynette Gunn, APRN, GCNS-BC, CWCN, CFCN
    • Is this a pressure injury? Differential diagnosis and description. 
    • Harm from gadgets and gizmos: Medical device related pressure injury.
  • Leveling the playing field: Technology for assessment of pressure induced tissue damage, with Barbara Bates-Jensen, PhD, RN, FAAWC and Ruth Bryant, PhD, MS, RN, CWOCN, FAAWC
  • Telehealth: Access, opportunities, disparities, with Elaine Song, MD, PhD
  • Making Better Choices: Tissue tolerance and support surfaces, with Sharon Sonenblum, PhD
  • Maximizing Available Resources: Using what you have to manage disparities and risks across health care settings, with Catharine Milne, APRN, MSN, BC-ANP/ACNS, CWOCN-AP, FAAWC, Lisa Corbett, APRN, ACNS-BC, CWOCN and Jeanine Maguire, MPT, CWS
  • Panel Discussion - Equity Gaps: Health disparities and skin color, with moderator Barbara Bates-Jensen, PhD, RN, FAAWC
  • Panel Discussion - Learning from the wisdom of wound specialists of color: What does early pressure injury and other skin damage look like in persons with dark skin tones? with moderator Barbara Bates-Jensen, PhD, RN, FAAWC
  • Panel Discussion - Just do it, but how? PrIP implementation in different settings, with moderator Ruth Bryant, PhD, MS, RN, CWOCN, FAAWC


A Note About Health & Safety

We regard the health and safety of everyone participating in the AAWC PrU Summit of paramount importance. Any measures that are put in place at the event will be to ensure the safety and comfort of all those onsite.

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