Proof into practice – Pressure ulcer prevention webinar

World wide stop pressure ulcer day November 19, 2015 www.epuap.orgThe Proof Into Practice webinar hosted on 19 November 2015, presented new scientific and clinical evidence supporting the use of Mepilex® Border dressings as a pressure ulcer prevention solution. The panel of internationally recognized experts delivered an educational session with a focus on:

  • Interpretation and analysis of new clinical evidence about the effectiveness of Mepilex® Border Heel in preventing pressure ulcers
  • Interpretation and analysis of new scientific evidence about the biomechanical efficacy of dressings in preventing heel ulcers and a close look at why dressing construction matters in prevention
  • Discussion on how to introduce this and other clinical guidelines to build a pressure ulcer prevention programme
  • The research presented will feature evidence supporting the prophylactic effect of the Mepilex Border Heel dressing

You can watch the webinar when it suits your schedule best and learn how to translate evidence into practice.

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Stop Pressure Ulcer Day

Putting evidence into practice: Clinical and scientific evidence demonstrate proven prevention

Findings from a cohort study indicate that the use of Mepilex Border Heel in conjunction with existing pressure ulcer prevention protocols is clinically effective in preventing heel pressure ulcers....

Mepilex Border

An all-in-one foam dressing proven to minimize patient pain and wound trauma and surrounding skin. It has been designed to create an optimal healing environment for moderate to high-exuding wounds, such as pressure ulcers, leg and foot ulcers,...

Mepilex Border Heel

An all-in-one foam dressing specifically designed to fit the heel. Its five-layer absorbent foam structure with Safetac, effectively absorbs and retains exudate, and maintains a moist wound environment....

Mepilex Border Sacrum

An all-in-one foam dressing proven to minimize patient pain and trauma to the wound and surrounding skin. It has three main design features: to fit the anatomy of the sacral area; to prevent pressure ulcers, and to create an optimal healing...

Speaker profiles

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Speaker biographies


Joyce BlackJoyce Black (RN, Ph.D, University of Nebraska, USA) – The title of her presentation here



Joyce Black is a Professor of Nursing at the University of Nebraska in the USA. She is a Fellow of the US Academy of Nursing and currently on the Board of the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel.

Her research interests include pressure ulcers in the ICU and O.R. and under medical devices. 


Amit GefenAmit Gefen (B.Sc., M.Sc.,Ph.D. Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel) – The title of his presentation here


Professor Amit Gefen received the B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering and M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from Tel Aviv University in 1994, 1997, and 2001, respectively. During 2002-2003 he was a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Pennsylvania, USA. He is currently a Full Professor with the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the Faculty of Engineering of Tel Aviv University. 

His research interests include studying normal and pathological effects of biomechanical factors on the structure and function of cells, tissues and organs, with emphasis on applications in chronic wound research. On 2007-2008 he was a visiting scientist in Eindhoven University of Technology, where he developed tissue-engineered model systems to study pressure injuries.