Joint EPUAP & EWMA Pressure Ulcer prevention & patient safety

     advocacy project


The European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (EPUAP) and EWMA are collaborating on a joint engagement in the PU prevention and patient safety agendas at the European level as well as at the national level in selected European countries.

Five articles by the joint EPUAP-EWMA initiative have now been published. The articles are available for download here:

The role of pressure ulcer prevention in the fight against antimicrobial resistance

EWMA & EPUAP added-value to OECD efforts

Diabetic Control & Pressure Ulcers: fighting fatal complications and
improving quality of life

Patient safety across Europe: the perspective of pressure ulcers.

The time to invest in patient safety and pressure ulcer prevention is now!


Patient safety has for some years been high on the European Commission health care agenda. At the EU level as well as at national levels of many European nations, considerable investments have been made by health care authorities to establish organisations and programmes addressing the patient safety agenda.


Looking at the patient safety agenda from a wound care perspective, the topic of Pressure Ulcer (PU) prevention has always been central due to the fact that most PU’s are preventable if the patient is managed correctly by health care staff … read more