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Pressure Injury Prevention Conference 2020

Why pressure injury prevention?

  • Pressure injuries are listed as one of the top three causes of patient harm.
  • Pressure injuries take a long time to heal, extending patient length of stay.
  • Pressure injuries cause our patients severe pain, mood and sleep disturbance, and increase infection susceptibility.
  • Pressure injuries adversely affect rehabilitation and mobility, impacting the patient’s long term quality of life even after they have healed.
  • There are many costs associated with pressure injuries. Monetary costs are approximately $983 million per annum.

Who should attend?

  • Front line Health Professionals from acute, aged care and community ie: Medical Officers, Nurses, Personal Care Workers, Indigenous Health Workers
  • Specialised Staff – Wound CNCs, Continence Advisors, Nurse Practitioner’s
  • Allied Health Staff – Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Podiatrists, Dietitians
  • Leaders and innovators to take their staff forward in the latest evidenced based practice

Guest presenter profile

Tracy Nowicki, Clinical Nurse Consultant

Tracy is a CNC at a metropolitan hospital in Brisbane.
Tracy has been on the development team for the Pan Pacific Pressure Injury Guidelines and is on the Review committee for the International Pressure Injury Guidelines. Tracy is a member of the Australian Pressure Injury Alliance Panel (APIAP) and the National Standards review committee. Tracy’s focus is to bring innovation in the development of a central equipment service to ensure optimal patient outcomes through safe, equitable equipment management, education and maintenance.


• To Infinity and Beyond Guest Presenter, Tracy Nowicki
• Feeding the Wound - nutrition and wound care Jennifer Shirtcliff, Dietitian
• No Pressure - Kim Kaim, Wound Care CNC
• Strategies & Equipment at Home Kathryn Frame, Occupational Therapist


8:30am - 4:00pm,
Friday 21 February 2020

St Vincent’s Room, Level 2, Clinical School, St Vincent’s Private Hospital Toowoomba Scott St, Toowoomba

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