EWMA 2019, 5-7 June

Available resources from other organisations

Preventing Pressure Ulcers: R.I.S.E Information for carers

This folder is developed by the wound specialist nurses at the School of Nursing and Midwifery, National University of Ireland, Galway, and is endorsed by the Irish Wound Management Association.

The folder provides a simple guide for private carers to prevent pressure ulcers.

Download folder here


Wound patient/care giver ressources developed by AAWC (US)

The the Association for Advancement of Wound Care (AAWC, US) offers a patient ressources section at the website.

The ressources includeeducationalbrochures on the following topics:

  • Clean Up to Heal Up: A patient guide to basic information – debridement
  • Take the Pressure Off: A guide for preventing and treating pressure ulcers
  • ABCs of Wound care: A guide to the basic principles of wound care
  • The Skin You're In: A guide to protecting skin from climate and the environment
  • Dress and Compress for Success: A guide to healing venous ulcers

Visit the AAWC patient ressources site

The Lindsay Leg Club Foundation

The Leg Club model exists primarily in the UK. The first Leg Club was established in 1995 and there are now 14 Leg Clubs in the UK. Additional are currently being established or planned.

The Leg Club Model was conceived as a unique partnership between the district nursing team and the local community, in which patients are empowered, through a sense of ownership, to become stakeholders in their own treatment. Leg Clubs aim to provide leg ulcer management in a social environment, where patients (members) are treated collectively and the emphasis is on social interaction, participation, empathy and peer support where positive health beliefs are promoted.

The Lidsay Leg Club Foundation offers the following patient leaflets for download at their website: 

  • A simple guide to circulation and what can go wrong with it
  • A simple guide to foot care
  • A simple guide to foot-related problems and general care
  • A simple guide to Lymphoedema
  • A simple guide to skin care

Access the patient leaflets here

Read more about the leg clubs at www.legclub.org