Effective treatment of pressure ulcers during COVID-19 pandemic
During the European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (EPUAP) Annual Meeting 2020, Experts Nick Santamaria, Paulo Alves and Amit Gefen discuss the effective treatment of pressure ulcers during a pandemic. They discuss the effect of the pandemic to the healthcare sector, woundcare and pressure ulcer treatment in particular. Paulo Alves shares his clinical experience on managing the patients during the pandemic and choosing the right interventions. While Amit Gefen explains the science supporting clinical decisions on these dressings.
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Topics: Need for a prevention solution Specific prevention strategies that could be included in a solution