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What is EWMA?

An introduction to the European Wound Management Association (EWMA).
This is a short presentation on the European Wound Management Association, also called EWMA, and the presenter is Finn Gottrup. The European Wound Management Association, started in ‘91, and its an umbrella organisation for all the domestic wound healing societies in Europe. This slide shows in more detail what has happened in EWMA given time. EWMA has a lot of focus areas. One of the major ones is education, but we also are looking at the lead in the evidence-based debate. And we also have a group which is focusing on wound care centres. EWMA has been working together with the EU, especially related to the development of antimicrobial resistance. And we also have a strong promotion of science and best practise.
And one of the topics, or three of them right here, are actually focusing on the topics, which are the theme for this course. EWMA, in relation to the topics, have a lot of publications. And these publications can be freely downloaded at the EWMA home page, which is shown here. During time the EWMA has developed. If you’re looking at the EWMA conferences, you can see the participants has increased tremendously. Also, the representation of countries has increased. And finally, also the scientific presentation numbers. The last slide in this session is actually focusing on the publication for the EWMA group on antimicrobial stewardship. This publication is made between a collaboration between the British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, BSAC, and EWMA.
And I would suggest that you read this article before you take the rest of this course.

In this video, Professor Finn Gottrup gives a brief introduction on the European Wound Management Association (EWMA).

EWMA is a European not-for-profit umbrella organisation, linking national wound management organisations, individuals and groups with interest in wound care.

EWMA Activity Overview

Activity overview of EWMA. Click to enlarge

EWMA focuses on many areas related to wound care, including:

  1. Education.

  2. Endorsement of wound care centres.

  3. EU engagement and creating awareness on issues of antimicrobial resistance and Healthcare Associated Infections (HAIs).

  4. Promoting science and best practice by extensive publications.

Along with the British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy (BSAC), EWMA launched the antimicrobial stewardship programme for wound management: aiming to reduce inappropriate use of antimicrobials by promoting, facilitating and teaching good antimicrobial practice.

In the next step Professor Gottrup will give you an introduction to wound management and its history.

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