021 428 9267   info@cranncentre.ie
021 428 9267   info@cranncentre.ie

World Wide Pressure Injury Prevention Day

As World Wide Pressure Injury Prevention Day is on November 19, we thought it fitting to highlight our Health, Continence and Wellbeing offering.

Eimear Daly is our Health, Continence and Wellbeing Manager and leads the development and delivery of our service offerings in this area.

 

At Crann, Eimear runs a very popular ‘It Only Takes a Minute’ course on managing pressure ulcers and what you need to know to prevent their occurrence or recurrence. Eimear was recently invited to speak at Spinal Injuries Ireland national conference in relation to pressure care. Some of the tips Eimear shared with attendees on the day include:

Signs and Symptoms of Pressure Ulcer Development:

  • Redness and inflammation
  • Heat or coldness
  • Pain (may not feel it depending on location)
  • Change in Texture (hard/boggy feeling)
  • Numbness
  • Discolouration
  • Itching
Use of the acronym SSKIN to support you in preventing pressure ulcer development:
  1. Skin assessment
  2. Surface
  3. Keep moving
  4. Incontinence
  5. Nutrition
Another key service available is the professional, expert lead, continence support with particular focus on supporting the needs of individuals with a neurogenic bowel and bladder. Management of continence is an important part of a person’s health and wellbeing. At Crann we provide one-to-one confidential support and advice in relation to your continence needs.

Along with providing support and advice for those with a physical disability, our Health, Continence and Wellbeing services also offer a range of education, supports and advice to family members, carers and special needs assistants such as our popular Pilates for Parents, First Aid for Parents and Carers or our dedicated training and education courses for SNAs.

For further information on the above or other upcoming courses and to set up an appointment with Eimear, you can checkout programmes for more detail or contact Eimear directly on 085 8701663 or edaly@cranncentre.ie.

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