Awareness Week 2020 will take place from 17 - 23 August 2020. The objective of the 2020 campaign is to spread awareness of what wounds are, who is at risk, what someone should do if they have a wound that won't heal. The campaign will highlight the issues and treatments for wounds caused using PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) in response to COVID-19 pandemic, Chronic wounds, Pressure Injuries and Venous Leg Ulcers. The week will:
- Encourage professionals to start a conversation about hard to heal wounds and the hidden costs associated with it.
- Increase awareness of chronic wounds including identifying wound warning signs, (pain, fluid, smell, over 30 days to heal), know who is most at risk from chronic wounds and what actions to take if they have a wound that won't heal.
- Increase awareness of wounds caused by PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) in response to COVID-19.
- Increase awareness of Pressure Injuries and Venous Leg Ulcers.
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know more about our initiative.
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19 August 2020: Improving health care professionals skills Download Here
20 August 2020: Treating people with chronic wounds Download Here