EWMA 2020, 18-20 Nov

EWMA 2020: European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (EPUAP)


Session title: Prevention and Treatment of Pressure Ulcers/Injuries: International Clinical Practice Guideline (2019 edition)


The objective of this session is to introduce the 3rd edition of the international guideline for prevention and treatment of pressure ulcers/injuries.


The European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel was created in London in December 1996 to lead and support all European countries in efforts to prevent and treat pressure ulcers. Our goal is to provide the relief of persons suffering from or at risk of pressure ulcers, in particular through research and the education of the public and by influencing pressure ulcer policy in all European countries toward adequate patient-centred and cost effective-pressure ulcer care.

More about EPUAP: www.epuap.org




Dimitri Beeckman, Prof., Belgium

Ghent University

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How were the guidelines developed? What is new? 

Jan Kottner, Dr.

Ghent University, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences

Risk Factors and Risk Assessment 

Jane Nixon, Prof, United Kingdom

Institute of Clinical Trials Research, Clinical Trials Research Unit, University of Leeds 

The results of the consumer survey of International Prevention and Treatment of Pressure Ulcers Guideline initiative 

Zena Moore, Ireland

School of Nursing & Midwifery, Galway