EWMA Conference 2019


José Verdú Soriano

Scientific Recorder
Profesor Titular de Escuela Universitaria

Date of Birth: 19 April 1966


Current position
Senior Lecturer and researcher at Faculty of Health Sciencies. University of Alicante. Spain

Work address:
Dpt.  Enfermería Comunitaria, Medicina Preventiva y Salud Pública e Historia de la Ciencia
Universidad de Alicante
Campus de San Vicente del Raspeig, Ap. 99.

Academic education & Training

  • Degree in Nursing. (R.N. Hons). Universidad de Alicante, 1998
  • Bachelor in Nursing (BScN). Hogeschool Zeeland, Vlissingen, The Netherlands, 2001
  • Ph.D. (Public Health Programme). Universidad de Alicante, 2006
  • Ph.D. Thesis: Epidemiology, prevention and treatment of pressure ulcers
  • Master in Nursing Sciences (MScN). University of Alicante, 2007

Previous employments & professional experience

  • RN, Hospital General y Universitario de Elche, Alicante, Spain. 1998
  • RN (Primary Health Care), Centro de Salud de Santa Pola, Alicante, Spain. 1999
  • Assistant lecturer, School of Nursing. Universidad de Alicante, Spain. 1999 to 2001
  • Associate professor, School of Nursing. Universidad de Alicante, Spain. 2001 to 2003
  • Senior lecturer and researcher, School of Nursing. Universidad de Alicante, Spain. 2003 to date
  • Coordinator of CONUEI (Conferencia Nacional de Consenso en Úlceras de la Extremidad Inferior. National Consensus Conference on Lower Extremity Ulcers)
  • Executive of GNEAUPP, Spain
  • Member of EPUAP. Trustee
  • Member of EWMA. Treasurer
  • Member of Sociedad IberoLatinoAmericana de úlceras y Heridas –SILAUHE- (IberoLatinAmerican Society on Ulcers and Wounds)
  • Member of W.INTER Group. Wounds. Innovation, Technology and Research Group. Elche University Hospital and Health Department. Spain
  • Vicepresident of Fundación Sergio Juan Jordán para la Investigación y el Estudio de las Heridas Crónicas (Sergio Juan Jordán Foundation for research and Study of Chronic Wounds). Spain

Recent Publications (published in English)

García-Fernández FP, Agreda JJ, Verdú J, Pancorbo-Hidalgo PL. A New Theoretical Model for the Development of Pressure Ulcers and Other Dependence-Related Lesions. Journal of Nursing Scholarship 2014; 46:28–38. doi: 10.1111/jnu.12051

Abejón Arroyo A, López Casanova P, Verdú Soriano J, Torra i Bou J.E. Open-label clinical trial comparing the clinical and economic effectiveness of using a polyurethane film surgical dressing with gauze surgical dressings in the care of postoperative surgical wounds. Int Wound J 2013; doi: 10.1111/iwj.12099

García-Molina P, Balaguer-López E, Torra i Bou JE, Álvarez-Ordiales A, Quesada-Ramos C, Verdú-Soriano J. A Prospective, Longitudinal Study to Assess Use of Continuous and Reactive Low-pressure Mattresses to Reduce Pressure Ulcer Incidence in a Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. Ostomy Wound Management 2012;58(7):32–39

González-Consuegra RV, Verdú J. Quality of life in people with venous leg ulcers: an integrative review. Journal of Advanced Nursing 2011; 67(5):926–944.

Verdú J, López P. GNEAUPP in context. Wounds also Speak Spanish. Ewma Journal 2010; 10(2):94-95


  • 19 Research Projects (National Funds) and 12 Contracts with Industry and/or Public Administrations
  • 75 Journal Papers, 12 book chapters, 3 books and 4 scientific documents
  • 190 contributions at congresses/meetings (87 National and 103 International)
  • 596 citations at Google Scholar. h index = 12. First Spanish author by citations under “wounds” category (7th general).
  • 284 citations at Scopus. h index = 8

Current Research Work:

Leader of Integral wound management (prevention and treatment) Research line at the University of Alicante.
At this line, we have 15 PhD students working on differents fields (3 of them recently got their Phd level).
Particular research interest:

  • Wound Healing Measurement and evolution. Development of measurement tool
  • Quality of life and venous leg ulcers. Development of HRQoL instruments
  • Quality appraisal of chronic wounds related guidelines and Guidelines implementation
  • Biofilms and Chronic Wounds
  • How much could be attributable to repositioning