Webinar 07: 22 April 2021
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Thursday 22 April 2021
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Webinar 07: 22 April 2021
Pressure Injury - Environments and Activities Influencing Outcomes
About the presenter
Michelle Kersten is an occupational therapist specialising in health and life transitions for people with chronic and complex disabilities. Michelle has 20 years experience in various hospital and community settings in service provision, student/staff supervision, policy and service development within NSW Health. Michelle has worked extensively within acute and community nursing teams working collaboratively with nursing staff. She has specific expertise in primary care and community health, pressure injury management and finding innovative ways to support care in the home. Michelle teaches in the Occupational Therapy Program at Charles Sturt University and is currently involved in a 3 year project to design an eLearning course to build the capacity of nurses to care for people with intellectual disability or autism. Michelle has recently finished PhD research examining the relationships between community mobility, participation and community experiences with autistic youth and their families.
• A quick tour of human anatomy to understand bony prominences and their relationship to pressure injury.
• To understand how your client’s environment can impact on their pressure injury.
• To understand how your client’s activities can impact on their pressure injury.
• To understand how you can work with an occupational therapist to get better outcomes.
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