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Roundtable debate on patient safety and wound care in Europe

Date: Thursday, 07 November 2019 12:30 - 14:00

Venue: European Parliament

On 7 November 2019, European Wound Management Association (EWMA) & the European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (EPUAP), will organise a roundtable debate on patient safety and wound care in Europe: “10 years after the Council recommendation on patient safety. The perspective of chronic wound and pressure ulcer prevention”. The meeting will take place on November 7th (12:30 - 14:00) at the European Parliament, Brussels (Members Salon), and it will be kindly hosted by MEP Andreas Glück (Renew Europe Group, Germany).

EWMA is a European umbrella organisation, linking national wound management organisations and professionals in wound care. Central to EWMA’s objectives is to support the implementation of interdisciplinary and cost-effective wound care of high quality (Visit www.ewma.org/). EPUAP is a European organisation advocating for improved pressure ulcer prevention, care and patient safety. EPUAP is constantly looking for EU initiatives that may support pressure ulcer prevention at national level. The advisory panel also develops and updates clinical guidelines to help practitioners make informed decisions about the most appropriate interventions (Visit www.epuap.org/).

The purpose of our workshop is to offer a dynamic discussion about the current situation of patient safety in Europe and suggest how national and European policymakers may shape effective strategies for safer care, specifically in wound care and pressure ulcer prevention (10 percent of our hospitalized patients suffer from pressure ulcers, increasing both their suffering and health expenditures).

Our roundtable will explore the following questions:

  1. What is the state of play of patient safety across Europe?
  2. What are the key features needed to build patient-centred healthcare systems across the EU?
  3. To what extent can pressure ulcer prevention and care of chronic wounds showcase the value of patient safety measures?

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