EWMA 2020, 18-20 Nov

Creating Awareness

EWMA considers it an important obligation to contribute to increasing the knowledge and awareness about wounds and wound care amongst politicians and health care decision-makers across Europe.

In order to create awareness EWMA currently engages in several international projects and programmes.

EWMA works to create awareness about wounds on several levels


European Parliament: EWMA & EPUAP Roundtable debate on patient safety and wound care in Europe

On 7 November 2019, EWMA & the European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (EPUAP), will organise a roundtable debate on patient safety and wound care in Europe: “10 years after the Council recommendation on patient safety. The perspective of chronic wound and pressure ulcer prevention”. 

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Hand Hygiene Campaign

EWMA has joined forces with the International Council of Nurses (ICN) to support the World Health Organization’s Hand Hygiene campaign in 2017.

This campaign aims at raising awareness among healthcare professionals about the critical importance of hand hygiene in improving patient outcomes.

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National Public Awareness Events

In the wake of the EWMA 2016 conference in Bremen, a breakfast meeting on the 10 May was organised for specially invited German members of Parliament and health care decision-makers in Berlin.

Purpose: to create awareness about the challenges of wound care with the theme “Health Care in times of demographic changes”.

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Joint EPUAP & EWMA PU Prevention and Patient Safety Advocacy Project




Joint EPUAP & EWMA PU Prevention & Patient Safety Advocacy Project

The European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (EPUAP) and EWMA have agreed to initiate a joint European advocacy project. The work is partly inspired by the EWMA collaboration from 2012-2015 with the Eucomed Advanced Wound Care Sector group (AWCS) in relation to the EU Joint Action on Patient Safety and Quality of Care (PaSQ).

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EWMA representative in the UEMS Thematic Federation on Wound Healing

EWMA has a representative in the  Thematic Federation on Wound Healing, established under the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS), and will attend future meetings with the main objective to support more standardised education of physicians in wound management.

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Raising Awareness About Pressure Ulcer Prevention In Connection With EU Parliament Initiative On Patient Safety

EWMA has actively contributed to the work process that has led to the adoption of MEP Rossi’s own-initiative report about "Patient Safety Including The Prevention And Contro of Healthcare Associated Infections" 

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CHRODIS-JA - addressing chronic diseases and healthy ageing across the life cycle

EWMA is a collaborating partner in the programme, which is initiated by the European Commission and runs from 2014-2018.

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European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing

From 2012 until April 2016 EWMA was a member of the EIP-AHA Action Group B3 “Replicating and tutoring integrated care for chronic diseases, including remote monitoring at regional level" . EWMA continues to follow the activities of this group without active membership.

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