EPUAP 2021 workshops 

  • Repositioning by Menno Van Etten, Norway
  • The role of risk assessment in pressure ulcer prevention by Susanne Coleman, Great Britain 
  • Pressure ulcer prevention in younger population by Guido Ciprando, Italy
  • Debridement by Lucie Charbonneau, Switzerland and Steven Smet, Belgium
  • Pain in pressure ulcers by Jane Nixon, Great Britain
  • Wound assessement by Helen Strapp, Ireland
 Due to limited capacity of workshops we recommend to save you place via pre-registration. 
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. The 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
  • Undertake completing a wound assessment chart
Workshop: The role of risk assessment in pressure ulcer prevention by Susanne Coleman (University of 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.