Introducing a new clinical educational resource, Ethos Webcasts: Pressure Area Care

Increasing awareness and understanding surrounding pressure ulcer prevention and management is the principle aim for Stop The Pressure 2020, an aim Direct Healthcare Group champion to prevent this recognised patient harm. Our aim is underpinned by the introduction of a clinical educational Ethos Webcast series, providing training support and information for clinicians and healthcare providers.

Stop The Pressure Awareness Day this year will take place on Thursday 19th November, we invite you to join Jacqui Fletcher OBE for a series Ethos Education Webcasts covering a range of Pressure Area Care topics. The Ethos Webcasts, hosted via Zoom, are approximately 30 minutes long, plus 15-30 minutes for a live Q&A with Jacqui Fletcher.

Wednesday 18th November, 12-1pm

Under Pressure – The Fundamentals of Pressure Area Care

  • How a pressure ulcer forms
  • Why pressure ulcer prevention is so important
  • Terminology and its importance
  • Tracking pressure ulcers
  • Are pressure ulcers unavoidable?

Wednesday 25th November, 12-1pm

The Prevention of Pressure Ulcers using the aSSKINg bundle

  • How do we prevent pressure ulcers?
  • How do we assess the skin?
  • Surface selection and use
  • Moisture on the skin
  • Categorising pressure ulcers

Wednesday 2nd December, 12-1pm

Everything But Pressure – The Role of Shear, Friction and Microclimate in Skin Integrity

  • The effects of pressure and shear
  • Envelopment and immersion
  • Cell deformation
  • Microclimate and the effect of moisture on the skin

Wednesday 9th December, 12-1pm

Managing The Pressure – Performing and Utilising An Appropriate Risk Assessment

  • Risk assessment – process and factors
  • Risk assessment tools
  • Skin assessment as part of a risk assessment

To register for an Ethos Webcast, please click here:

Please note, spaces for the Ethos Webcasts are offered on a first come, first served basis. We strongly recommend registering for your space as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

About Jacqui Fletcher OBE:

Jacqui Fletcher OBE is an independent nurse consultant and is currently contracted to help develop strategic projects at NHSI for NHS England. Jacqui has held various senior positions including Senior Professional Tutor in the Section of Wound Healing, Department of Dermatology and Wound Healing, Cardiff University, and Principal Lecturer in The School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work at the University of Hertfordshire and has recently been awarded an OBE for her services to wound care.

Jacqui has worked as a Clinical Nurse Specialist in Tissue Viability in an integrated Trust in West Yorkshire from 1992 – 1996 and as Professional Development Lead for Salford Royal Hospitals NHS Trust from 1996 – 1997. In 1997 Jacqui moved into the Higher Education sector where she has lead both a BSc and MSc in Tissue Viability. She is an advisor for the Royal College of Nursing and actively participates in many projects for the National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE).