Chaired by Dr Leanne Atkin, presented by Fiona Downie and sponsored by Clinimed. The webinar formed part of the Primary Care Nursing Live virtual conference held in March 2022. All talks from PCN Live are CPD certified and can be watched on-demand.
About this webinar
This session is chaired by Dr Leanne Atkin, presented by Fiona Downie and sponsored by Clinimed. The webinar formed part of the Primary Care Nursing Live virtual conference held in March 2022. All talks from PCN Live are CPD certified and can be watched on-demand now by visiting www.primarycarenursinglive.com.
This session will look at:
- What is a MARSI
- How to assess for, to include skin assessment
- How to prevent a MARSI looking at prevention strategies and products
- Patient & staff education
Meet the speakers:
Fiona Downie - Senior Lecturer Advanced Practice
Fiona Downie is a senior lecturer in advanced practice at Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, UK. She recently retired from her clinical post of nurse consultant in Tissue Viability in an acute cardiothoracic hospital. Her interest in tissue viability has a 25-year history. Her, particular, interests are in acute wounds that fail to heal, and the influence of bioburden in wound healing. In addition, she is especially interested in: SSI surveillance; pressure ulcer risk assessment /classification; and MARSI prevention. She has completed an MSc in wound healing and tissue repair from the medical school, Cardiff University, Wales. Her research study, whilst undertaking her MSc, looked at nurses’ and doctors’ knowledge in relation to the practice of wound swabbing. She has completed a Post Grad Certificate in Education, gaining a distinction for this. In addition, Fiona was awarded a Chief nurse of England’s Gold award for services to preventing pressure ulcers and for her contribution to education in tissue viability.
Dr Leanne Atkin
Dr Leanne Atkin PhD MHSc RGN is a Lecturer Practitioner at University of Huddersfield additionally being Vascular Nurse Consultant at Mid Yorks NHS Trust. She completed her Masters degree in Advanced Nursing Practice 2010 and her PhD in 2017, her research focus was the treatment and management of peripheral arterial disease.
Her passions include leg ulcer management, quality agenda, peripheral arterial disease and advanced wound management. She has published over 50 articles related to lower limb ulceration pathways, vascular diseases, wound assessment and quality of life.
She is currently leading the ‘Legs Matter’ campaign aiming to raise patient and public awareness of lower limb conditions and working with the National Wound Care Strategy chairing the lower limb stream of work.
Meet the sponsor:
CliniMed offers a unique range of skin care products that are cost effective without compromising on quality. Appeel® Sterile Medical Adhesive Remover helps to prevent medical adhesive-related skin injury (MARSI) and pain by facilitating the quick and easy removal of dressings and other adhesive appliances from the skin. Appeel® Sterile is currently the only sterile silicone-based adhesive remover suitable for use on intact and injured skin and is highly recommended for high-risk patients including those with open wounds, intravenous access sites, central lines, percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEGs), and those who are immunocompromised. The skin care range also includes LBF® Sterile Barrier Film and LBF® Barrier Cream which protect the skin from the harmful effects of bodily fluids, as well as from friction, shear, and adhesive trauma. Also includes CliniSorb®, an odour control dressing to improve patient quality of life.
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