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Medical device provider Hillrom has launched a new digital symposium called Completing the Picture Digital Festival, which aims to inspire, educate and share best practice for the healthcare technology and connected care sectors.

The free event builds on Hillrom’s established Completing the Picture symposium, which has provided best practice and educational insight for the medical device industry for the past 18 years. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, however, the symposium cannot physically go ahead this year.

Instead, Hillrom has launched the Completing the Picture Digital Festival in its place this year, which will see the popular event take place online for free.

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By moving the Completing the Picture event online, delegates will have more opportunities to learn with a range of educational and informative webinars as well as live sessions, all of which will be available to watch on-demand throughout October, Hillrom highlights.

The digital festival recognises that procuring, maintaining and managing medical equipment goes beyond the workshop, making it crucial that the understanding of clinical and policy issues are incorporated into professional development plans.

This year’s Completing the Picture Digital Festival will feature a range of influential speakers with years of industry experience and insight. The full educational programme can be downloaded from Completing the Picture Digital Festival.

Dr Patricia Oakley, a Strategic Service and Workforce Policy Analyst, returns with two sessions this year. The first is an update from last year’s Completing the Picture symposium, covering the comprehensive spending review and how post-coronavirus and Brexit have the potential to impact NHS strategic decision-making.

Dr Oakley will also be spearheading a session on NHS Digital Strategy, outlining how parameters of an Integrated Care System’s clinical informatic strategy can underpin NHS policy.

On Wednesday 14th October, Nursing Times & Hillrom will host a webinar on Patient Deterioration. The earlier detection of deterioration is a widely discussed subject among healthcare professionals across the UK and is an important topic for nurses as it has the potential to improve patient outcomes and save lives.

Furthermore, Director of Clinical Solutions at Hillrom Eric Brill and Senior Manager of Clinical Development for Hillrom Dana Peco will be discussing the transition to smartphone-based communications in their ‘Pagers Are Passé: It’s Time to Transition to a Smartphone-Based Communications Platform’ webinar. This will be followed by a live question and answer session, exploring real-life solutions for connecting care teams, improving care coordination, streamlining clinical workflows and accelerating patient treatment.

Adding to the educational programme is Dr Ron Daniels, Executive Director of UK Sepsis Trust & NHS Consultant, Karen Nagalingam, Senior Nurse Lecturer at the University of Hertfordshire and Acute Kidney Injury Nurse Specialist, Siân Annakin, a Sepsis Nurse Practitioner at The Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust, and sepsis survivor Laura Williams, who will discuss the importance of Vital Signs monitoring to better detect deterioration in sepsis patients.

Dr Daniels will also deliver another session on Monday 19th October based on COVID, Long COVID & Sepsis. Being an NHS Consultant in Intensive Care, based in Birmingham, as well as Chief Executive of the UK Sepsis Trust, Dr Daniels will provide some first-hand expert commentary across this subject, where he has operationally transformed the delivery of reliable sepsis care in the UK and beyond.

There will be further webinars covering subjects from ‘Advancing Connected Care Through Smart Bed Technology’, to a ‘Connectivity Masterclass with IMS Maxims’ as well as professional development topics throughout October.

Hillrom provides a wide range of products including connected smart beds, patient lifts, patient assessment and monitoring technologies, caregiver collaboration tools and respiratory care devices.

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