04 November 2017
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Piccadilly Train Station
How do we conduct research into seating, posture and the prevention of pressure ulcers?
With most office workers spending upwards of seven hours a day sitting at a desk, it’s time to ask the question – are we sitting comfortably? There is limited published advice from health and social care organisations on how seating can be improved to prevent pressure ulcers at work, and the cost of preventing and managing them has increased significantly.
At this event, members of the public learnt first hand about just how comfortably they are sitting. They had the opportunity to sit on a chair with a special pressure map – a computerised clinical tool for assessing pressure redistribution. A computer screen displayed a map of pressures, using colours, numbers, and an image of the patient.
The researchers also used the event to disseminate a practical guide for people, carers and health and social care professionals on how research and evidence on pressure ulcer prevention and management can be applied to those who sit for extended periods of time.
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Contact: Mrs Melanie Stephens