On October 16th Medline’s Skin Health Solution team hosted 68 Nurses and Physio’s for an educational day at our office in Marsden Park. The topic of discussion was, ‘Lower Limbs are Different’ and the day was focused on the heel and the prevention of pressure injuries.
Wendy White, an Advanced Practice Nurse and Wound Consultant discussed how prevention is better than a cure, risk factors for the elderly population, Diabetes Food Disease and its increasing cost and burden to the health care industry in Australia. We also heard from Samantha Tate, Senior Podiatrist for Chronic and Complex, Parramatta, Victoria Silvestro, Accredited Dietician, for Chronic and Complex, Mount Druitt. To close out the day, Anne Martin, a yoga teacher did some relaxation and breathing exercises with the group. The day was a success with excellent speakers and very pertinent topics, now planning for 2020!