The United4Health consortium aims to exploit and further deploy innovative telemedicine services implemented and trialled under the RENEWINGHEALTH project. EWMA is the only partner organisation representing clinicians in this EU CIP consortium.
eHealth in Wound Care
As a deliverable for the United4health project, EWMA published a document on eHealth in wound care in 2015. Since 2013 EWMA has dedicated resources to the discussion about use of eHealth services in wound management. Our aim is to provide guidance and relevant information about how to evaluate and implement eHealth services that may contribute to improved wound management and patient quality of life.
Document: EWMA Study Recommendations
Provides a clinical study guideline for the novice researcher working within wound care (leg ulcers), but the guideline may also be relevant for article reviewers, as educational material or a checklist for the experienced researcher.
Wound Surveys in UK and Denmark
EWMA has conducted a "Cost of Wound Care Survey" in UK and Denmark. They give an indication of the number and type of wounds as well as treatment regimes and provide an estimate of the amount of clinician time and inpatient bed-days directly attributable to wound care at an organisational level.
Document: Home Care-Wound Care
Provides an overview of the main approaches to the organisation of wound care within home care settings across Europe. It also underlines the importance, scope, and level of the appropriate skills and gives recommendations for the interdisciplinary set-up necessary in order to provide safe, high-quality care for wound patients and support for their families
Document: Managing Wounds as a Team
The document provides a universal model for the adoption of a team approach to wound care. A Joint Position Document by AAWC, AWMA & EWMA in collaboration with IWGDF
Document: Antimicrobials and Non-healing Wounds
The overall aim of this document is to highlight current knowledge regarding use of antimicrobials, particularly in non-healing wounds, to discuss what still is controversial and give suggestions for future actions.
EWMA Document: Debridement
Provides an updated overview of the debridement options and offer a clarification of the principal role of debridement within wound management
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"
Document on evidence and outcome measures
Provides recommendations on the accepted level of rigour for studies in wound management and to develop a consistent and reproducible approach to define, evaluate and measure appropriate and adequate outcomes in RCTs as well as clinical studies.
Eastern & Central European Leg Ulcer Project
The EWMA Leg Ulcer Project was implemented from 2008-2012 with the main objective of developing, implementing and evaluating an appropriate model of care for patients with leg ulceration.