16 July 2016

Smith & Nephew extends its Wound Care Academy to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Smith & Nephew (LSE:SN, NYSE:SNN), the global medical technology business, announces the successful completion of its first Wound Care Academy for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Led by experts from the University of Hertfordshire, UK, 28 healthcare professionals from the Kingdom attended the course.

The week long intensive course is a theoretical and practical based learning initiative that aims to enhance the wound care knowledge of local healthcare professionals. Since its launch in 1999 in South Africa, more than 1000 participants across the Middle East and Africa have benefited from this intensive training opportunity.

The Wound Care Academy is led by Madeleine Flanagan, a wound care specialist with 25 years' experience, with specialists hosting sessions on topics including diabetic foot ulcers, pressure ulcer prevention and treatment, negative pressure wound therapy, and surgical site infection. Participants also visited a local hospital for patient visits.

"Providing this high level educational initiative to Saudi Arabian healthcare professionals for the first time demonstrates Smith & Nephew's commitment to enhancing wound care knowledge in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia,” said Basel AbouJalala, Head of the Technical Scientific Office in KSA. “Participants are committed to sharing their new knowledge with colleagues when returning to their hospitals and will benefit from the launch of local Wound Care Academy Network Meetings in the Kingdom aimed at providing a platform to share knowledge and best practices.”


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Smith & Nephew is a global medical technology business dedicated to helping healthcare professionals improve people's lives. With leadership positions in Orthopaedic Reconstruction, Advanced Wound Management, Sports Medicine and Trauma & Extremities, Smith & Nephew has around 15,000 employees and a presence in more than 100 countries. Annual sales in 2015 were more than $4.6 billion. Smith & Nephew is a member of the FTSE100 (LSE:SN, NYSE:SNN).

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