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Guidance document: Negative Pressure Wound Therapy


Learn more about the new EWMA document on NPWT, produced as a joint publication by EWMA and international partners. This key session provides the audience with an introduction to the objectives and primary content of the document. The document aims to provide wound care clinicians with structured overview of the key issues related to application if NPWT for chronic wounds as well as for closed incisions. This includes an overview of available literature, guidance on treatment within different specialties, a dedicated focus on the patient perspective, organization and implementation, a discussion of legal and documentation issues and a analysis of the health economic factors involved.

The document is published by the Journal of Wound Care and can be downloaded free of charge from the Journal of Wound Care website. It is also available in print at the EWMA 2016 conference.