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EPUAP workshops 

  • Repositioning ( 23.09.2020, 16:25 - 17:40) 
  • The role of risk assessment in pressure ulcer prevention (24.09.2020, 10:15 - 12:00)
  • Pressure ulcer prevention in younger population ( 24.09.2020, 13:15 - 14:30)
  • Debridement (24.09.2020, 16:40 - 17:40)
  • Pain in pressure ulcers ( 25.09.2020, 09:00 - 10:15)
  • Wound assessement (25.09.2020, 09:00 - 10:15)


See complete preliminary programme overview HERE.

The preliminary programme and time of workhops is subject to change.


  • Workshop: Debridement by Lucie Charbonneau ( Lausanne University Hospital, Switzerland) and Steven Smet (UZ Gent, Belgium)

Throughout this workshop, the participants will be introduced to various types of debridement and will explore a comprehensive wound assessment methodology to evaluate whether wound debridement is required or not. In the 2nd part the participants can practice their sharp debridement skills to experience the importance of  professional accountability and to recognize the possible limitations when performing a sharp debridement in clinical practice.


  • Workshop: Wound assessment by Helen Strapp ( The Adelaide and Meath Hospital Ireland Dublin, Ireland )

The complexity of wounds requires practitioners  who are skilled in wound assessment, diagnosis and treatment. Accurate and timely wound assessment within  underpins effective clinical decision-making. A systematic and standardised approach is essential for good wound management to enable appropriate clinical diagnosis, accurate and timely wound management. Accurate assessment provides baseline information against which progress can be measured.

This workshop will explore:

  • How to carry out a comprehensive Assessment
  • Wound Assessment Tools
  • Measuring Wounds
  • Discuss the factors that may delay wound healing
  • Under take completing a wound assessment chart


  • Workshop: The role of risk assessment in pressure ulcer prevention by Susanne Coleman (University of Leeds, UK) and Jane Nixon (Institute of Clinical Trials Research, Leeds, UK)

Workshop Risk assessment remains a key component of Pressure Ulcer prevention and this workshop will explore its role from a theoretical and practical perspective. The workshop will incorporate a short power point presentation and delegates will then have the opportunity to practice conducting risk assessment using case studies with clinical judgement alone and a risk assessment instrument/tool.