EPAUP-EWMA joint session: International Pressure Ulcer Prevention & Management Guideline

About EPUAP:
The European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel was created in London in December 1996 to lead and support all European countries in the efforts to prevent and treat pressure ulcers. At its inaugural meeting in London in December 1996, which included experts from many European countries, the group of over twenty agreed their mission statement and the initial Executive Board and Trustees. The mission statement reads: “To provide the relief of persons suffering from or at risk of pressure ulcers, in particular through research and the education of the public and by influencing pressure ulcer policy in all European countries towards an adequate patient centred and cost effective pressure ulcer care”.


This session is a joint session between EPAUP and EWMA and will focus on the updated 2014 pressure ulcer guidelines. During this session you will learn about:

  • the proces of developing the update of the International Pressure Ulcer guideline
  • what’s new in the updated guideline
  • what you can do to implement the guideline in practice



  • Lisette Schoonhoven: International Pressure Ulcer Prevention & Management Guidelines: what’s new in 2014
  • Sue Bale: How EWMA contributes to dissemination and implementation of position documents and guidelines

The session took place on Friday 16 May from 11.30-12.30 in Room N101/N102.