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SDS (Nursing Practice) Seminar - Updates on Pressure Injury Staging System and Documentation
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Event Type: Public Lecture/Forum/Seminar/Workshop/Conference/Symposium
Event Nature: Medical & Health Care

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(For HKU School of Nursing staff and student ONLY)

SDS (Nursing Practice) Seminar by Ms Michelle Lee Wai Kuen


Pressure injury is a serious problem and is known to be common in hospitals and nursing homes. It is well understood that the development of a pressure injury is a source of pain and discomfort to the individual. It also affects the individual’s ability tofunction, reduces mobility and nutritional intake, as well as negatively impacts on the patient’s psychological well-being. There are no doubts that nurses play a crucial leadership role in the management of patients with pressure injuries. Apart from effective risk assessment, efficient interventions and planning to remove or reduce the risk factors are essential in pressure injury prevention. In addition, international trends in the prevention and management of pressure injuries are also viewed as a corestandard in nursing.
In recent years, there are increasing studies on the aetiology and development of pressure injuries through researches and worldwide experts’ collaboration. Consequently, the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (NPUAP) has revisedthe definition and staging of pressure injuries in 2016. In this revision, medical device-related pressure injury is also included in the definition. The Hospital Authority is going to adopt this new pressure injury definition and updated staging system in December 2017. Therefore, all nursing staff of HA should be familiar with the changes. In this presentation, the changes of pressure injury staging in National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (NPUAP) will be reviewed.


Ms Michelle Lee Wai Kuen
Nursing Consultant, Queen Mary Hospital

Michelle Lee obtained a Bachelor of Nursing from The Chinese University of Hong Kong in 1996 and Master of Primary Health Care in The University of Western Sydney, Australia in 1998. She studied her Stoma Care Nursing in Salford Hospital, Manchester in United Kingdom; Graduate Diploma of Wound Care in Monash University of Australia and completed a Wound Debridement Course in King’s College London, United Kingdom. She has been working in Wound and Stoma Care service in Queen Mary Hospital since 1990 and in 2012, she was appointed as the Nurse Consultant in this specialty.

Date/Time13/09/2017 13:30-14:30
VenueRoom 406, School Conference Room, 4/F William M W Mong Block

Registration Instruction

Registration is open from 28/08/2017 15:00(HKT) to 11/09/2017 12:00(HKT) on a first-come-first-served basis.

* Registration is now closed.

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