EWMA 2020, 18-19 Nov

Pressure Ulcer Prevention - Combining the Latest Science and Practice to Enhance Patient Outcomes


The objectives of this session are to enable the participants with a deeper understanding of:

• Current research thinking in pressure ulcer development

• The role of novel technology in early pressure ulcer detection

• How to use research thinking to inform pressure ulcer prevention strategies, focusing on pressure redistribution and repositioning

Wednesday, 5 June


Room: Congress Hall


Contemporary pressure ulcer research: Aetiology, mechanobiology and mechanisms

Amit Gefen, Israel

Department of Biomedical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Tel Aviv University, Israel

Research evidence underpinning sub-epidermal moisture measurement for early pressure ulcer detection

Zena Moore, Ireland

Professor and Head of the School of Nursing & Midwifery

Optimising pressure ulcer prevention using pressure redistribution and repositioning

Menno van Etten

Physiotherapist, Norway 

Innovating for improvement – the use of a novel technology for pressure ulcer prevention and management

Maureen Fallon, Wales

Chief Nursing Office, Welsh Government, UK