The EWMA Compression Therapy Campaign

Learn more about the background and aim of the campaign – and how you may join our efforts to support optimal use of compression therapy in wound management. 

About the campaign


The EWMA Compression Therapy Campaign was initiatd in 2020 and is based on reports from our network of national European wound management organisations, stating CT is generally not used according to available evidence and best practice recommendations. This means that:

  • CT is often not introduced, although it could be of great benefit to the patient,
  • CT it is not used in the right way, or
  • That CT is introduced too late.

This leads to suboptimal healing outcomes for patients with leg ulcers and represents a potential patient safety issue.
The campign aims to address this by engaging wound specialists as well as health care professionals with no specialisation in wound management.

Programme objectives are: 

  • to raise awareness that compression is evidence based. 
  • to reach out to primary care services. 
  • to raise awareness about the role of compression therapy as a multi-comorbid and not just for venous leg ulcers. 
  • to understand and raise awareness about the human factors influencing the use of compression therapy. 
  • to examine and influence the language of compression therapy to support change in clinical practice.

The EWMA Campaign is developed in collaboration with a number of national and international organisations engaged in wound management, and is kindly supported by unrestricted grants from several wound care companies. These are listed on the campagin home page. 

Downloads for campaign promotion

We hope you will help us share the messages about optimal use of compression therapy in leg ulcer management. Below you can find campaign materials for sharing.

These materials are available in ENGLISH, FRENCH, GERMAN, ITALIAN and SPANISH versions.

As part of EWMA’s continued efforts to promote Compression Therapy in the management and treatment of leg ulcers we will continously try to delevelop the campaign material in even more languages. Stay tuned!

The team behind the campaign

Kirsi Isoherranen, EWMA President, Finland, (Chair) 

Mark Collier, EWMA Council, UK

Elena Conde Montero, EWMA Council, Spain 

Paulo Ramos, EWMA Council & Chair of the Education Committee, Portugal 

Alison Hopkins, Accelerate CIC, UK

Sylvie Meaume, SFFPC, France

Giovanni Mosti, ICC, Italy


Christina Moffatt, ILF, UK

Battistino Paggi, EWMA Council & AISLeC, Italy 

David Pérez  Barreno, EWMA Council & AEEVH, Spain 

Kerstin Protz, ICW, Germany

Ray Samuriwo, TVS, UK

José Verdu Soriano, GNEAUPP, Spain

Jürg Traber, WundDACH, Switzerland 

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