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Inaugural Professorial Lecture - Professor Karen Ousey
Tue 28 March 2017, 18:00 – 20:00 BST
Inaugural Professorial Lecture
Wound Care: Past, Present and Future - Is there Patient Involvement?
Wounds are any break to the skin, including pressure ulcers (bed sores), leg ulcers, surgical wounds, diabetic foot ulcers and skin tears. They can be painful, infected, reduce mobility, and reduce quality of life. They cost the health service approximately £4.5–5.1 billion annually, two-thirds of which is incurred in the community and the rest in secondary care. However, this does not include prescription costs, losses experienced by patients who cannot attend work, who have to take time away from work for medical appointments, or who cannot continue their normal social outings. Professor Karen Ousey will discuss changes in the delivery of wound care and will explore if patients are actively involved in decision making when planning their care.
Karen joined the University of Huddersfield in 2005 where she is now Professor and Director of the Institute of Skin Integrity and Infection Prevention. She has extensive experience of working in the field of wound care and tissue viability. She is clinical editor for Wounds UK, as well as sitting on several wound care journals’ editorial boards. Karen's current research interests and publications include surgical site infection, management of pressure ulceration, improving Health Related Quality of Life for Patients, and development of the first UK-wide Tissue Viability Service Competency Framework.
5.30pm Registration desk open in the Brontë Lecture Theatre foyer.
6pm Lecture in BLG/05
There will be a drinks reception in the foyer following the lecture.
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