From changing their approach, to employing new systems in order to optimise wound care, this award is open to all people in the field of wound care who have introduced innovative approaches to an existing challenge in wound care
Innovation in Surgical Site Infection
Surgical site infections can put lives at risk, and as the battle with antibiotic resistance continues, novel strategies are required. This award is to acknowledge the efforts made by health professionals and researchers who have significantly impacted the prognosis, diagnosis, prevention or treatment of surgical site infections.
Best diabetic foot intervention
Diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs) are among the most common complications in patients with diabetes and treatment of these wounds is imperative. This award is open to all who have made contributions to the treatment of DFUs.
Often the balance between tissue regeneration and scar formation determines the ability of the tissue to be functional. This award is for companies who have created products that have allowed for normal tissue edges to regenerate.
Safe and effective wound care in a non-specialist setting
This award is for those beyond hospital and clinic settings who have made equally valuable contributions to wound care.
The Society of Tissue Viability recognises there are examples of outstanding care delivered by ‘non- wound care specialist’ clinicians. We would therefore delighted to receive nominations from clinicians such as District/ community nurses, Practice nurses, community hospitals, nursing homes or ward nurses working in an acute hospital setting.
We particularly want to see examples that demonstrate patient safety through positive outcomes in wound care.
Patient activation is needed within services who aim to improve the outcomes of people with lower leg and foot problems. Legs Matter has patients with experience around the table, partnering with the clinicians in order to shape the Legs Matter Strategy.
This award celebrates strategies that have intentionally brought people with experience into the work so that understanding is improved and their experience will shape the emerging service or strategy.
For this award, please describe
The project and the outcomes you aimed to achieve or the quality improvement goal
Tell us how you engaged with your patients and service users in order to improve their personal activation and influence on the service
Describe how the initiative improved personal ownership and improvements
Describe the impact on the service provision and the clinicians involved
Describe any long-term impact or change
Michelle Deeth New Talent Award
Michelle devoted her life to the progress of wound healing both in the NHS as a Lead Tissue Viability Nurse and in Industry. Michelle has been widely cited by her many publications. She sadly died earlier this year. This award recognises her desire to encourage new talent to advance the cause of improving tissue viability
This award celebrates emerging talent within the field of tissue viability
For this award, please describe
1. The project and the outcomes you aimed to achieve
2. Tell us who was involved in the project for example how you engaged with patients, wider clinical teams / service users
3. Describe how your initiative improved patient care, impacted on you as a clinician
4. Describe the impact on the service provision and the clinicians involved
5. Describe any long-term impact, changes implemented as a result or next steps
Innovation in Chronic Wound Healing
Hard-to-heal wounds continue to pose a challenge to wound care professionals, are becoming more prevalent, harder to treat and are associated with high treatment costs. This award is for those who have made novel contributions to a complex condition.
Compression therapy for venous and lymphatic disorders
Evidence-based care of venous leg ulcers (VLUs) suggests that compression therapy plays a pivotal role in the standard of care. This award celebrates health professionals who have made an outstanding contribution to their clinical practice or area of research.
Infection and biofilm
Infection and biofilm delay the healing process of wounds and can often be an indicator of hard-to-heal wounds. This award is open to researchers and health professionals who have provided insightful contributions to increase understanding, improve practice or prevent the development of biofilms.
Cost-effective wound management
Wound care should be accessible to all those who need it, regardless of financial status. This award is to celebrate those who have made valuable contributions in making wound treatments accessible for everyone.
The incidence of pressure ulcers is increasing and learning how to manage and care for pressure ulcers appropriately is of high importance for all professionals in wound care. This award is for health professionals who have made outstanding contributions in pressure ulcer care.
Best clinical research
The field of wound care is ever-changing, but one thing is for certain: the dedication of researchers and health professionals alike in improving patient care remains unwavering. This award is for clinical research that has resulted in huge improvements in wound care.
Most innovative product
Companies are invited to nominate a ground-breaking product that they believe has improved wound care, while being cost-effective.
Best research from a developing country
Valuable contributions to the world of wound care come from all over the globe. This award is in recognition of individuals who have contributed from economically disadvantaged countries.
Best laboratory/preclinical study
Evidence-based medicine sets the standard by which improvements in wound care are made and can greatly improve the quality of life of wound care patients. This award is for research that has made major contributions to the field.