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
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