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Pressure Injury Visioning Roundtable - Kelowna

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Four Points by Sheraton Kelowna Airport

5505 Airport Way

Kelowna, BC V1V 3C3

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Come join healthcare leaders, care providers, family physicians, researchers, consumers (those living with SCI, their families and caregivers), and community organizations at the Kelowna Pressure Injury Visioning Roundtable.

Background

Pressure injuries are one of the most debilitating secondary complications for individuals with SCI with an estimated 95% of adults with SCI experiencing at least one pressure injury in their lifetime. Pressure injuries also represent one of the costliest preventable medical errors – in BC, the annual direct healthcare costs exceed $49 million, for a population of 6,000 individuals with traumatic SCI. In light of these staggering statistics, the Rick Hansen Institute is initiating a five-year process to prevent community-acquired pressure injuries (CAPIs) for British Columbians living with a SCI.

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The purpose of the meeting is to start a dialogue and begin to capture interior and northern BC perspectives on pressure injury research, care, services and consumers’ lived experiences. In a collaborative environment that welcomes diverse and frank conversation across disciplines and affected communities, we hope to initiate a strategy that will dramatically reduce the human impact and financial costs of pressure injuries.

We will be looking at pressure injuries through the lens of practices and processes; products and technologies; consumer behaviour; systems and services; and research.

This Kelowna meeting is the kick-off event and will be followed by a second meeting in Victoria, later in the week. These meetings will inform a provincial summit on CAPIs in the SCI population, proposed for 2018. This all day event will include breakfast, lunch and refreshments during breaks.

Your expertise, experience and ideas are critical to advancing this initiative.


Join us for the Health Café!

In addition, we encourage you to join us the day before at a Pressure Injury Health Café, open to all those living with SCI. This three-hour gathering consists of brief presentations on Research, Care and the SCI Lived Experience and small-group discussions in a casual and conversational setting, followed by light refreshments.

If you are interested in learning more, or to register for the Café, please visit the Café's eventbrite page. Everyone is welcome!


We’re looking forward to your input!

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Four Points by Sheraton Kelowna Airport

5505 Airport Way

Kelowna, BC V1V 3C3

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