Wound management curriculum for student nurses - EQF level 4

Elisabeth Lindahl RN, PhD, Department of Nursing, Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden
Samantha Holloway, RN, MSc, Reader and Programme Director, Masters in Wound Healing and Tissue Repair
Centre for Medical Education, School of Medicine, Cardiff University, Wales, UK
Paul Bobbink, RN, MSc, Lecturer UAS, HES-SO, University of Applied Sciences and Arts Western Switzerland, Geneva School of Health Sciences, Geneva, Switzerland
Luc Gryson, RN, MSc, Lecturer, ZoWe School of Nursing and CNPV, Centre for continuous education Defense attache, Medical Component of the Belgian Armed Forces, Brussels, Belgium
Andrea Pokorná, RN, PhD, Professor, Senior Lecturer, Medical Faculty, Masaryk University, Dept. of Health Sciences, Head of Department, Brno, Czech Republic, Institute of Health Information and Statistics of the Czech Republic, Department of quality of care assessment, Head of Department, Prague, Czech Republic
Karen Ousey, PhD, MA, PGDE, BA, DPPN, RN, Professor and Director, Institute of Skin Integrity and Infection Prevention Huddersfield, UK, Visiting Professor, School of Nursing, Faculty of Health at the Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia, Visiting Professor, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Royal College of Surgeons, Dublin, Ireland, Director, Institute of Skin Integrity and Infection Prevention Huddersfield, UK
Ray Samuriwo, RN, PhD, Associate Professor, Adult Nursing, School of Nursing and Healthcare Leadership, Faculty of Health Studies University of Bradford, Bradford, United Kingdom
Pedro L. Pancorbo Hidalgo, RN, BSc, PhD, Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences. Professor of the department of Nursing, University of Jaén., Spain
Editorial support and coordination: Julie Bjerregaard, EWMA Secretariat
Corresponding author: Samantha Holloway, hollowaysl1@cardiff.ac.uk
This article should be referenced as: Lindahl E, Holloway S, Bobbink P, Gryson L, Pokorná A, Ousey K, Samuriwo R, Hidalgo P L P; Wound curriculum for student nurses: – European Qualification Framework Level 4; J Wound Management, 2021; 22(3) (Suppl 1)

DOI:  10.35279/jowm202110.Supp01

This curriculum presents a framework and key content on skin integrity and wound care that is recommended for inclusion in student nurse curricula (general nurse education). With this curriculum, EWMA aims to provide a starting point for increased and standardised education in wound care.

The EQF level 4 curriculum was published as a supplement to the Journal of Wound Management in December 2021.