EWMA 2019, 5-7 June

Course Content

EWMA E-learning course in Basic Wound Management contains 7 modules. It offers a comprehensive and easy to follow introduction into basic wound management with a combination of theory and practice. Every module contains quizzes that help the students assess their knowledge.


Access the course: link to EWMA e-learning platform




Module 1: Pathophyphysiology of wounds

The modules aims to provide you with a better understanding of wound care, the essentials of the wound healing phases and moist wound healing.

Author: Sebastian Probst, Switzerland

Module 2: Wound assessment

The module will help you understand the characteristics/key issues in wound assessment that are crucial for planning of wound care and evaluation of wound healing. You will learn how to identify appropriate objective scales and measures in wound care.

Authors: Sella Seppänen, Finland; Luc Gryson, Belgium; Andrea Pokorna, Czech Republic


Module 3: Treatment options - the armentarium of tretament in wound healing

The module will provide an introduction to treatment options, providing an overview of the different generic groups of existing materials to treat wound.

Author: Luc Gryson, Belgium


Module 4: Wound infection

The module will increase your understanding of the nature of infections in wounds, antimicrobial therapy and prophylaxis.

Author: Peter Jägger and Robert Strohal, Austria


Module 5: Debridement

The module will introduce you to different types of debridement in patients with various types of wounds. It will help you recognize specific features of different types of debridement techniques in relation to the type of wound or wound bed. 

Author: Andrea Pokorna, Czech Republic


Module 6: Pain in wound management 

This module will help you understand and recognise the impact of pain on the wound patient, and to utilize available tools supporting the identification and level pain experienced by the patient. 

Author: Andrea Pokorna, Czech Republic


Module 7: Management of palliative wounds

The course will help you understand the importance of wound management in palliative care and identify symptom management in palliative wounds. 

Author: Sebastian Probst, Switzerland