EWMA 2020, 18-20 Nov

Healthcare professionals can send their questions to EWMA’s email address at ewma@ewma.org and get an answer on critical aspects related to the epidemic and wound care. These questions will be answered by the experts linked to EWMA (EWMA Council, EWMA Cooperating Organisations). 

Resources from other organisations and national bodies

TVS COVID-19 resource centre

Our UK partner for EWMA 2020 the TVS (Tissue Viability Society) has set up a COVID-19 information page to help all clinicians and for you to help your patients.

TVS has included resources that are useful to all clinicians prov


New resources for patients and carers during COVID-19 

The National Wound Care Strategy Programme (comissioned by NHS England) has developed resources for patients and carers on a range of the topics:

  • How to care your wound
  • Looking after your leg
  • How to care for a skin tear
  • Pressure ulcers
  • Advice for people with lymphoedema
  • Patient wound care diary

Priority recommendations for clinicians managing their patient with diabetic foot disease (DFD)

International Working Group on the Diabetic Foot (IWGDF) has provided priority recommendations for clinicians that are managing the diabetic foot disease during COVID-19. 

You can also ask a COVID-19/DFD related question to the network of global experts. 


Prevention and management of skin damage related to personal protective equipmet (PPE)

Nurses Specialized in Wound, Ostomy and Continence Canada (NSWOCC) have produced a document intended to highlight the emerging concern of PPE-related skin injury and to provide prevention and management solutions for potential PPE related skin injury. 

Document on PPE: (link)

Quick reference guide on PPE: (link)


COVID-19 and Pressure Ulcers Prevention Forum

EPUAP has created the COVID-19 and Pressure Ulcers Prevention Forum where nurses and doctors can share their experiences and good practices, ask questions to EPUAP trustees and help each other.

 

 


Wound Treatment Strategies during COVID-19 pandemic: An expert opinion 

In this review, the members and executives of the Turkish Society for Vascular and Endovascular Surgery discuss the treatment strategies for lower leg ulcers and vascular pathologies during pandemic and provide an algorithm for triage which may be a useful guide for vascular surgeons.