Pressure Ulcer Summit Program

Reducing Health Disparities in Pressure Ulcer/Injury (PU/PI) Detection & Management

October 7-9 2021, Atlanta

4:00 PM - 4:15 PM

Welcome by AAWC

4:15 PM - 5:00 PM

AAWC Business Meeting

5:00 PM - 5:45 PM

Keynote Speaker on Health Disparities

5:45 PM - 6:00 PM

Networking Activity

7:30 AM - 8:30 AM

Registration & Coffee

8:30 AM - 8:40 AM

Welcome by AAWC

8:40 AM - 9:10 AM

Setting the stage: A refresher on the pathophysiology of pressure injury development

Upon completion of this session, participants will be able to:

• Distinguish among the 4 pathways to pressure injury.
• Identify which pathway occurs in the shortest time frame.
• Correlate signs and symptoms with pressure injury pathway for tissue destruction.

9:10 AM - 10:10 AM

What is this? Is this a pressure injury? Differential diagnosis and description

Upon completion of this session, participants will be able to:

• Distinguish between moisture associated skin damage and incontinence associated dermatitis.
• List difficult diagnoses differentials for purple skin changes.
• Review detection strategies for skin pigment changes in persons with melanin.

10:10 AM - 10:40 AM

Harm from gadgets and gizmos: Medical device related pressure injury

Upon completion of this session, participants will be able to:

• Discuss the epidemiology of MDRPI globally.
• List strategies for mitigation in high-risk populations (ICU/neonates).
• Review processes for device surveillance and real-time audits.

10:40 AM - 11:00 AM

Networking Break/Open Exhibit Hall

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Equity gaps: Health disparities and skin color

Upon completion of this session, participants will be able to:

• Identify health disparities related to pressure injury prevalence, incidence, time to development, severity and healing across health care settings.
• Describe current deficiencies in pressure injury education related to detecting skin damage among persons with dark skin tones.
• Describe issues in measuring skin tones.

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Lunch Symposium - sponsored by Next Science

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Exhibit Hall

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

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?

Upon completion of this session, participants will be able to:

• Identify two reasons why it is important to differentiate skin assessment techniques to appropriately capture early pressure injury and skin damage in persons with dark skin tones
• Delineate three characteristics of early pressure injury found specifically in persons with dark skin tones and describe how these pressure injury signs in dark skinned individuals differ from those in lighter skinned individuals
• Recognize how early identification of pressure injury in dark skinned individuals affects patient outcomes through evaluation of case studies

3:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Day 1 Wrap Up

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Networking Event in Exhibit Hall

7:30 AM - 8:30 AM

Registration & Coffee

8:30 AM - 9:15 AM

Leveling the playing field: technology for assessment of pressure induced tissue damage

Upon completion of this session, participants will be able to:

• Describe the use of biophysical technologies in detection of pressure injury damage.
• Describe the science, clinical research evidence, and relevant best practices for Subepidermal moisture (SEM Scanner), thermography, ultrasound, and skin blotting biomarkers.
• Identify strategies for implementation of biophysical technologies in practice.

9:15 AM - 10:00 AM

Making better choices: Tissue tolerance and support surfaces

Upon completion of this session, participants will be able to:

• Define tissue tolerance and its relationship to support surface
• Appraise characteristics of support surfaces
• Select a support surface whose characteristics best meet patient needs

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Networking Break/Open Exhibit Hall

10:30 AM - 11:45 AM

Maximizing Available Resource: Using what you have to manage disparities and risks across health care settings

Upon completion of this session, participants will be able to:

• Identify common health disparities in specific health settings
• Use a systems approach to engage stakeholders in pressure injury prevention
• Develop resources providers can access to reduce health disparities

11:45 AM - 1:45 PM

Lunch & Exhibit Hall

1:45 PM - 2:45 PM

Just do it, but how? PrIP implementation in different settings

Upon completion of this session, participants will be able to:

• Distinguish differing factors in PrIP among acute care, post-acute care, and home care from regulatory and patient outcome standpoints
• Identify key strategies for PrIP in each setting from a multi-disciplinary, patient-centered, and systems-focused mindset
• Describe application of key strategies in each setting to promote successful implementation

2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

Telehealth: Access, opportunities, disparities

Upon completion of this session, participants will be able to:

• Describe impact of telehealth on health disparities
• Employ telehealth specific strategies to improve patient engagement in prevention and treatment of pressure injuries
• Identify opportunities to improve telehealth for persons with a pressure injury and their circle of care

3:45 PM - 4:15 PM

Day 2 Wrap Up & Summit Conclusion