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European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel

European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel

The European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel was established as a charity in 1996 in London to lead and support all European countries
in the efforts to prevent and treat pressure ulcers.

Click Here to visit the EPUAP (European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel) online.

EPUAP Mission:

“To provide relief for persons suffering from, or at risk of, pressure ulcers, 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.”

The EPUAP has produced an academic text book on pressure ulcers and developed guidelines for pressure ulcer prevention and treatment that
are used all over Europe. Their priorities for the next decade are:

• To assist with implementation of the guidelines in different countries and to update the guidelines where necessary.
• A growth of the society and increased representation across Europe to improve the visibility of EPUAP.
• To strengthen the research profile and play an important role in awareness and education.

EPUAP Business Office
c/o Codan Consulting Provaznická 11, 110 00 Prague 1

+420 251 019 379


Published: 2nd March 2020

Source: EPUAP (European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel)

Tissue Viability Society

Tissue Viability Society

Tissue Viability Society like to work in partnership with their members and after consultation with you,
they are now working hard on the following initiatives:

  • Greater membership involvement via a regularly up-dated website, sponsorship for members and reduced fees for students
  • Establishing and supporting a new wounds research network (WReN), emphasising multidisciplinary working and introducing members to the latest
    research and knowledge
  • Working with the Department of Health and others to produce Safeguarding Adults Protocol: When Pressure Ulcers require a Safeguarding Enquiry
  • Funding a national audit to determine the outcomes of those pressure ulcers classified as unstageable or ungradeable
  • Close collaboration with our journal’s editorial board and publishers at the Journal of Tissue Viability (JTV)
    Completing the national wound audit, since published open access in the JTV
  • Working to raise awareness for those people living with venous leg ulcers who do not but could or should receive compression therapy
  • Providing Regional Study Days in response to requests from members
  • Contributing to guideline consultations including NICE and NPUAP
  • Providing a relevant and exciting annual conference that is a key event within the Tissue Viability calendar in the UK

Click Here to visit Tissue Viability Society online

TVS upload a variety of free resources for you to download. These will be added to on a regular basis so please keep going back!

Tel: +44 (0) 845 527 6651
Mobile: +44 (0) 7860 926 404
Address: Cherry Hill, South End, Roos HU12 0HJ

If you are interested in collaborating with the TVS or have any other ideas or initiatives which you feel that the TVS would be interested in, they would love to hear from you!

React to Red Skin

React to Red Skin

React to Red Skin is a pressure ulcer prevention campaign that is committed to educating as many people as possible about the dangers of pressure ulcers and the simple steps that can be take to avoid them. 

The prevention of avoidable pressure ulcers in the community is one of the biggest challenges that care organisations face – a challenge which currently costs the NHS and care organisations in the UK around £6.5 billion per year.  Pressure ulcers affect around 700,000 people in the UK every year and many
of these will develop whilst an individual is being cared for in a formal care setting (hospital, nursing home or care home).  The reality is that many pressure ulcers are avoidable if simple knowledge is provided and preventative best practice is followed. 

Click Here to visit the React to Red Skin website.

React to Red Skin – Stop Pressure Ulcers

For useful links, Click Here.
(The page you will be directed to contains a series of websites that will provide you with additional information on a variety of different areas.  For individual circumstances we would recommend speaking to your district nurse or GP.)

Published: 2nd March 2020

Source: React to Red Skin

All Wales Best Practice Guidelines: Seating and Pressure Ulcers

All Wales Best Practice Guidelines: Seating and Pressure Ulcers

All Wales Tissue Viability Nurse Forum

Or Click Below to download a .pdf copy.

Published: 2019

Source: Helping Hand Pressure Care (The Helping Hand Company)

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