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Launching STOP THE PRESSURE 2020 educational resources

12th October 2020

For Talley Group, STOP THE PRESSURE 2020 is all about increasing awareness and understanding around pressure ulcer prevention and management. This year we are very fortunate to be working with dedicated campaign partners, in the UK and internationally, who share this common goal.

Our combined aim is to deliver class leading education and information into the hands of healthcare providers, clinicians, caregivers and patients, because the more people that know about pressure ulcers, the greater chance we have of preventing this recognised patient harm.

With pressure ulceration affecting patients from around the world these largely preventable wounds represent a global problem. Therefore, in addition to working closely with a wide range of brilliant NHS trusts, national patient charities and leading private hospital and care home groups in the UK, we are particularly pleased to be supporting our STP2020 campaign partners from Belgium, Ireland, Australia and the Middle East.

To see a full list of our STP2020 partners and to keep up to date with all aspects of the campaign please follow our social media feeds;

So what can you expect to see from Talley over the next few weeks?

Well, our TVN led educational team have been busy working on a host of fantastic new pressure ulcer specific educational resources over the past few months, and we will be launching these in the run up to STP on the 19th of November.  

With recent years seeing the increasing importance of the patient voice, and with patent views helping shape the International Prevention and Treatment of Pressure Ulcers/Injuries Guideline in 2019, we would encourage you to read two highly personal accounts of lives that have been devastated by pressure ulcers.

We often think of pressure ulcers in terms of incidence or prevalence affecting a defined patient population, or in terms of ‘how much it costs to heal a specific Category of pressure ulcer’. It is easy to lose sight of the personal cost of pressure ulcers, but reading Emma’s story or Jamie’s story, ensures that we don’t just think of these wounds in terms of percentages or pounds and instead we think about the people, people like you and your loved ones, that sit behind the statistics that get trotted out around pressure ulcers.

In addition to the stark reality of pressure ulcers set out by both Jamie and Emma we will also be making our pressure ulcer classification guide available and launching NEW resources, which include a dedicated information leaflet for patients and caregivers, along with an aSSKINg pocket guide (including a basic introduction to pressure area care support surfaces) and a specific resource looking at pressure ulceration in darker skin tones.

In addition to launching all of the pressure ulcer educational resources listed above this year we will be running a dedicated ‘ask the TVN’ open forum on Tuesday 10th November where you can send in your pressure ulcer specific questions and we will post a video response to each one we get asked throughout the day.

To ensure you stay up to date with everything we are doing for STP2020 please keep an eye on our website news page and follow our social media feeds, remembering to use our dedicated hashtag #poweringPUprevention to follow the campaign. Links to our resources will also be available via our partner page at Wound Care Today.


Tissue Viability Nurse Sue Hopewell says:

The team at Talley Group are very excited to be launching a new suite of fantastic educational resources in time for this year’s global STOP PRESSURE ULCERS day on the 19th November.

Our STP partners are all working incredibly hard at a local level to make their own STP events a success in these COVID-19 affected times, so I want to congratulate them for all of their hard work and effort and I can’t wait to see their own STP projects come to fruition in the coming weeks. Well done to each of you and keep up the fabulous work!!

Even if you are not one of our dedicated STP partners this year then don’t worry. With our educational material available in electronic formats we would encourage everyone with an interest in pressure ulcer prevention and management to make use of these educational resources which will be freely available on our website as we launch them.

We would love to know if you use any of our resources to help with your own STP event locally, if so which ones did you use and how were they received?

If you want to be one of the first to see our new resources and receive a link to the PDF copies then please follow our Talley Group social media accounts listed above.

Good luck and stay safe.


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