This material is produced by EWMA in collaboration with the co-operating organisations of EWMA. The questions selected for this section are based on wound care professionals’ experience of care and supervision of individuals with chronic wounds.
The questions and answers have been grouped in the following sections:
The information provided has been evaluated by English speaking patients with chronic wounds.
A holistic approach to wound care is important to ensure that the most appropriate treatment and man-agement is provided. It is therefore recommended that you inform your General Practitioner (GP) and/or wound care nurse about other issues related to your health status (other chronic diseases, medication, etc.) and ask questions about your wound. These questions can lead to a valuable dialogue with your clinician with the aim of helping your wound to heal. Working with your clinician and the treatment plan helps to ensure that any potential complications are minimised.
For other clinical terms relevant to wound management, please see the Wound Glossary
In this Q&A section we provide replies to some of the most frequent questions asked by patients with a chronic/non healing wound.
However, please note that EWMA cannot provide replies concerning specific patient situations. If you have specific concerns or questions about your wound, please discuss these with your clinician. In this Q&A, “clinician” may refer to your nurse, doctor, physiotherapist or other health care professional with expertise in wound management.