Ingebjorg Irgens

EPUAP Trustee

Manager of the Research laboratories and Chief physician at the Research Department, Sunnaas Rehabilitation Hospital

She is a specialized physician in Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine (PRM). Her journey with pressure injuries began in 2004 while working with individuals with spinal cord injuries. Witnessing the challenges these patients faced, such as recurring skin damage, ignited her passion for pressure injury and wound healing. With nearly 20 years of experience in a spinal cord unit and a research department, she has focused on at-risk individuals and transitioned her emphasis from treatment to prevention. She has also been instrumental in establishing a multidisciplinary wound team, which provides education and information on pressure injury prevention and treatment to patients, district nurses, and general practitioners.