➤ EWMA webinars

➤ Video tutorials

➤ Telemedicine in wound management

 Podcast: special COVID-19 edition

➤ Hand hygiene in wound management

➤ Resources for patients

➤ Resources from other organisations



Healthcare professionals can send their questions to EWMA’s email address at ewma@ewma.org and get an answer on critical aspects related to the epidemic and wound care. These questions will be answered by the experts linked to EWMA (EWMA Council, EWMA Cooperating Organisations). 

COVID-19 & Vitamin D Survey

Complete the survey here

A University of Manchester diabetes consultant has launched a global survey into prescribing patterns for vitamin D for COVID-19. 
National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidance in December found no evidence to support vitamin D as a COVID-19 treatment. 
However, Professor Edward Jude says: "The COVID-19 pandemic has caused devastation across the globe and the virus seems to be spreading unabated. It has been demonstrated that countries that are most affected are the ones that are in colder climates mainly and it is thought that the population of these countries who are vitamin D deficient may be one of the reasons why the virus is spreading so rampantly."  

The anonymous survey is designed to understand prescribing patterns but also doctors' personal use of vitamin D. You can access and complete the survey here

Resources from other organisations and national bodies

TVS COVID-19 resource centre

Our UK partner for EWMA 2020 the TVS (Tissue Viability Society) has set up a COVID-19 information page to help all clinicians and for you to help your patients.

TVS has included resources that are useful to all clinicians prov

New resources for patients and carers during COVID-19 

The National Wound Care Strategy Programme (comissioned by NHS England) has developed resources for patients and carers on a range of the topics:

  • How to care your wound
  • Looking after your leg
  • How to care for a skin tear
  • Pressure ulcers
  • Advice for people with lymphoedema
  • Patient wound care diary

Priority recommendations for clinicians managing their patient with diabetic foot disease (DFD)

International Working Group on the Diabetic Foot (IWGDF) has provided priority recommendations for clinicians that are managing the diabetic foot disease during COVID-19. 

You can also ask a COVID-19/DFD related question to the network of global experts. 

Prevention and management of skin damage related to personal protective equipmet (PPE)

Nurses Specialized in Wound, Ostomy and Continence Canada (NSWOCC) have produced a document intended to highlight the emerging concern of PPE-related skin injury and to provide prevention and management solutions for potential PPE related skin injury. 

Document on PPE: (link)

Quick reference guide on PPE: (link)

COVID-19 and Pressure Ulcers Prevention Forum

EPUAP has created the COVID-19 and Pressure Ulcers Prevention Forum where nurses and doctors can share their experiences and good practices, ask questions to EPUAP trustees and help each other.


Wound Treatment Strategies during COVID-19 pandemic: An expert opinion 

In this review, the members and executives of the Turkish Society for Vascular and Endovascular Surgery discuss the treatment strategies for lower leg ulcers and vascular pathologies during pandemic and provide an algorithm for triage which may be a useful guide for vascular surgeons. 

APTFeridas webinars

APTFeridas will carry out its 1.0 Cycle of Webinars, entitled “APTFeridas CONVIDA”, which will run from May to December this year. Over six webinars, topics of major interest and relevance will be discussed, within the scope of wound prevention and treatment. Sign up for free here.

Alliance COVID-19 Response and Guidance

The Alliance of Wound Care Stakeholders has created an information page about the impact of Covid-19 on wound care services and informs about new policies, challenges and opportunities.