Atypical wounds – diagnostics and treatment


About the course
  • This EWMA e-learning course provides a comprehensive deep dive into atypical wounds – diagnostic criteria and tools,  current treatment options and practical hints for healthcare professionals in managing this type of wounds.
  • The target group are all healthcare professionals treating wounds.
  • After you have completed the course you can receive a certificate that documents 11 hours for continuing professional development or/and 11 Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits.
  • The course is free of charge. If you would like to receive a certificate of completion and/or a CME certificate, you would need to pay a fee of 15 EUR for the certificate of completion and 25 EUR for the CME certificate.


Course structure

The course consists of 9 modules:

  • Module 1: Introduction to atypical wounds
  • Module 2: Pyoderma gangrenosum
  • Module 3: Vasculitides and occlusive vasculopathy
  • Module 4: Martorell HYTILU and calciphylaxis
  • Module 5: Hidradenitis suppurativa and artefactal ulcers
  • Module 6: Malignant wounds
  • Module 7: Ecthyma and ecthyma gangrenosum and other types of atypical wounds
  • Module 8: Topical treatment for atypical wounds
  • Module 9: Clinical cases


This e-learning was supported by Essity through an unrestricted educational grant. Essity did not have an influence on the author group or the content of this course. 

Course authors

  • Kirsi Isoherranen (editor), MD, PhD, Specialist in Dermatology, HUS Helsinki Wound Healing Centre, Finland
  • Elena Conde Montero, MD, PhD, dermatologist, Hospital Universitario Infanta Leonor y Virgen de la Torre, Spain
  • Julie Jordan O`Brien, RNP, MSc Nursing, Advanced Nurse Practitioner Plastic Surgery, Beaumont Hospital, Ireland

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