EPUAP RESOURCES

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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!

COVID-19 RESOURCES

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PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT (PPE)

Downloadable Documents

PPE Links
PPE Documents
Guidance for Maintaining Skin Health When Utilizing Protective Masks for Prolonged Time Intervals
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Skin Tears, Medical Face Masks, and Coronavirus
Skin Tears, Medical Face Masks, and Coronavirus
Ghent University Hospital Guideline: Prevention and Treatment of skin breakdown associated with the use of a facial mask
Ghent University Hospital Guideline
Prevention and Management of Skin Damage Related to PPE
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Prevention of skin lesions caused by Personal Protective Equipment
PRPPE Guideline

WEBINAR

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

WEBINAR RECORDING
ABOUT
ABOUT
The coronavirus COVID19 pandemic is the defining global health crisis of our time and one of the greatest challenges we have ever faced. The European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (EPUAP) is supporting the COVID19 pandemic response through the development of a CLINICAL WEBINAR summarizing key recommendations for the prevention and management of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) – related skin injuries and pressure ulcer prevention in prone (re)positioning.
Positioning COVID-19 patients suffering from severe acute respiratory distress in the prone position improves survival as compared to supine positioning. However, an increase in pressure ulcer development has been reported and new challenges to protect the patients’ skin and tissue have emerged. Healthcare professionals caring for COVID-19 patients are required to wear PPE. With round the clock PPE wearing, skin issues are emerging among healthcare workers in areas hit hard by COVID-19.
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.
SPEAKERS

SPEAKERS

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
EPUAP Trustee,
Universidade Católica Portuguesa,
President of Portuguese Wound Management Association

Mrs. Maarit Ahtiala
RN, Authorized Wound Care Nurse,

ICU, Turku University Hospital, Finland,
EPUAP Trustee

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

AGENDA
AGENDA
  • 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)

PRONE POSITIONING
(PP)

Downloadable Documents

PP Documents
PUPRO - Pressure Ulcers Prevention on PROne Position and in Patients with ECMO and Other Medical Devices within Intensive Care (Intensive Care – Critical Patients)
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GENERAL

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EXCELLENCE IN EDUCATION AWARDS

Dr. Emer Shanley (Winner 2019)
Shanley Pressure Ulcer Prevention Programme (PPT)

RECENT PUBLICATIONS

The use of a silicone adhesive multilayer foam dressing as an adjuvant prophylactic therapy to prevent hospital acquired pressure ulcers
KCE Trials - EPUAP

LINKS TO OTHER WEBSITES SHARING RESOURCES

SCIENCE AND PRACTICE OF PRESSURE ULCER MANAGEMENT (BOOK)

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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
ISBN 978-1447174110

For more information about the book please click here.

PRESSURE ULCER PREVALENCE COLLECTION SHEET

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