EPUAP wants to provide the public with documents that are relevant at the current time in the field of pressure ulcer prevention and treatment. We are happy if you use these documents in your research or work and share it with your colleagues. EPUAP is working on developing more online educational content that will benefit the EPUAP worldwide community. You can look forward to more content-rich webinars, podcasts, research papers and much more in this section!
PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT (PPE)
WEBINAR #1: Clinical Challenges of Caring for COVID-19 Patients
This CLINICAL WEBINAR assists clinicians on the front lines caring for patients at risk for pressure ulcer development and protecting themselves from suffering skin breakdown during this difficult time. The speakers are EPUAP Trustees who work clinically and have built a lot of experience in caring for these patients over the last couple of months.
WEBINAR #1: Challenges of Caring for COVID-19 Patients
Prof. Dimitri Beeckman
Professor at Ghent University (BE) and Örebro University (SE),
President of the European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (EPUAP) and the International Skin Tear Advisory Panel (ISTAP)
Prof. Paulo Alves
Universidade Católica Portuguesa,
President of Portuguese Wound Management Association
Mrs. Maarit Ahtiala
RN, Authorized Wound Care Nurse,
ICU, Turku University Hospital, Finland,
Mr. Steven Smet
Clinical Nurse Specialist Wound Care and chairman of the PU prevention committee,
Ghent University Hospital,
EPUAP Trustee and chairman of the educational committee,
International Skin Tear Advisory (ISTAP) Board Member
Introduction by Prof. Dimitri Beeckman
- Clinical experiences and recommendations for prevention and treatment of skin and tissue damage due to wearing Personal Protective Equipment by Prof. Paulo Alves (12 minutes)
Clinical experiences and recommendations for pressure ulcer prevention in prone position by Mrs. Maarit Ahtiala (12 minutes)
Pressure ulcer prevention in prone repositioning and prevention of skin and tissue damage due to wearing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE): implementation examples, challenges and opportunities by Mr. Steven Smet (12 minutes)
Questions and answers (10 minutes)
EXCELLENCE IN EDUCATION AWARDS
Dr. Emer Shanley (Winner 2019)
Shanley Pressure Ulcer Prevention Programme (PPT)
Hanne Haugland, Anne Risøen Selsjord & Ingebjørg Irgens (Winners 2019)
Prevention of Pressure Injury among Persons with Spinal Cord Injury (PPT)
LINKS TO OTHER WEBSITES SHARING RESOURCES
SCIENCE AND PRACTICE OF PRESSURE ULCER MANAGEMENT (BOOK)
Edited by: Marco Romanelli, University of Pisa, Italy; Michael Clark, Welsh Wound Innovation Centre, Wales, UK; Amit Gefen, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel; Guido Ciprandi, Bambino Gesu’ Children’s Hospital, Research Institute, Rome, Italy
This updated volume provides the current knowledge on the diagnosis, treatment, management, and prevention of pressure ulcers. Chapters on the early detection of pressure ulcers, negative pressure therapy, pressure ulcers in pediatric patients, adjunctive therapies, surgical management of pressure ulcers, and innovation in pressure ulcer research and practice are included.
This second edition aims to be the primary reference for pressure ulcers from diagnosis and prevention to management and treatment options.
The book is relevant to dermatology clinicians, vascular surgeons, and dermatology nurses.
2nd edition, 2018 249p Hardcover
For more information about the book please click here.
PRESSURE ULCER PREVALENCE COLLECTION SHEET
Downloadable resources available from EPUAP
Pressure Ulcer Guidelines
NPUAP-EPUAP-PPPIA 2014 PU Treatment & Prevention Quick Reference Guide
For the 2014 Quick Reference Guide in other languages please click here.
2010 PU Treatment & Prevention Quick Reference Guide
For the 2009 Quick Reference Guide in other languages please click here.
Pressure Ulcer prevention & patient safety advocacy project
EPUAP – EWMA Article no.1 – The perspective of pressure ulcers
EPUAP – EWMA Article no.2 – The time to invest in patient safety and pressure ulcer prevention is now!
EPUAP – EWMA Article no.3 – Diabetic Control & Pressure Ulcers – fighting fatal complications and improving quality of life
Pressure Ulcer Prevalence Collection Sheet
Pressure Ulcer Prevalence Collection Sheet