Meeting report: Are you doing everything possible to prevent pressure injury throughout the patient’s hospital stay?

2016, Vol 7, No 4, pages 37–43

This meeting report summarises the proceedings of two symposia held at the World Union of Wound Healing Societies congress in Florence, Italy (2016). The first symposium focused on the consensus of opinion on the role of dressings in protecting against pressure injury and provided guidance on how to implement changes in clinical practice in line with evidence-based consensus. The second symposium highlighted the importance of delivering optimal care to at-risk patients throughout their hospital stay. 


  • Keith Harding

    Dean of Clinical Innovation, Cardiff University, Medical Director, Welsh Wound Innovation Centre, Cardiff, UK,

  • Joyce Black

    Associate Professor of Nursing, University of Nebraska Medical Center, USA

  • Amit Gefen

    Department of Biomedical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel

  • Nick Santamaria

    Professor of Nursing Research, University of Melbourne and The Royal Melbourne Hospital, Melbourne, Australia