EWMA 2020: Managing and Preventing Birth-Related Wounds and Post-Caesarean Section Infections


In this session, main conclusions from the new EWMA Document on birth-related wounds will be presented. The document is focusing on how to provide care to women who have undergone childbirth (vaginally or by caesarean section). The objective is to enhance the wound management skills of health care professionals and support the prevention and treatment of birth-related wounds and post-caesarean section infections.

The document aims to provide the latest techniques for managing and preventing birth-related wounds and post-CS infections, introducing dressing choices and discussing potential pathways for identifying the most appropriate treatment. Special focus is on need to train midwives and other health care professionals involved with the care of maternal wounds in early diagnostics, wound care techniques and dressing selection.


An Overview of Birth Related Wounds

Charmaine Childs, Prof., United Kingdom

Sheffield Hallam University

Introduction of Wound Assessment in an Overview, and Perineal Wounds in General

José Verdú Soriano, Prof., Spain

University of Alicante

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Dressings for Prevention and Management

Kylie Sandy-Hodgetts, Dr. BSc Hons MBA PhD, Australia

Burn Injury Research Unit, Faculty of Medicine, University of Western Australia

Microbial Birth Wounds Complications

Rose Cooper, Professor of Microbiology, United Kingdom

Cardiff Metropolitan University