Resources

 

is an annual wound care product reference guide that was first published in 1998. WoundSource currently includes over 1,600 products manufactured by over 200 wound care companies. The products covered in the wound care product resource guide include wound dressings, nutritional supplements, therapeutic support surfaces, negative pressure wound therapy, cellular and/or tissue-based products, skin care and other products for the treatment of lymphedema, burns, pressure ulcers, venous insufficiency ulcers, and other wound-related conditions.

The Association for the Advancement of Wound Care was conceived in 1995 with the mission to advance the care of people with and at risk for wounds. The Association’s focus is on education, public policy, and the application of evidence-based wound care practice. As a nonprofit association, AAWC gives members numerous benefits through a professional and supportive collaborative wound care community.

Founded in 1989, the Wound Healing Society (WHS) is the premier scientific organization focused on wound healing. A nonprofit organization composed of clinical and basic scientists and wound care specialists, the mission of the WHS is to improve wound healing outcomes through science, professional education, and communication.

In its eighth year, the Amputation Prevention Symposium, established by Jihad A. Mustapha, MD, FACC, FCSAI, was created to address the unmet need for education and technologies for treating critical limb ischemia in patients facing amputation. The conference features world-renowned faculty, live case symposia, hands-on workshops and an exhibit featuring the very latest products and technologies designed to assist in amputation prevention.

Founded in 1912, the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA), headquartered in Bethesda, MD, is the leading resource for foot and ankle health information. Currently, the organization represents a vast majority of the estimated 18.000 podiatrists in the country. In addition to the national headquarters, APMA boasts 53 state component locations throughout the United States and its territories, as well as affiliated societies

Ostomy Wound Management was founded in March of 1980 as “Ostomy Management.” In 1985, this small journal dramatically expanded its content and readership by embracing the overlapping disciplines of ostomy care, wound care, incontinence care, and related skin and nutritional issues and became the premier journal of its kind. Ostomy Wound Management’s readers include health care professionals from multiple disciplines

Wound Central is a collaborative effort between the Wound Care Education Institute® (WCEI) and the Journal of Wound Care (JWC) to bring scientific peer reviewed articles together with the practical bedside “how to” for WCEI alumni and U.S. healthcare professionals. JWC is the international leading source of up-to-date research and clinical information on everything related to tissue viability with content written and rigorously reviewed by leading authorities in the profession

The Journal of the American College of Clinical Wound Specialists is a multidisciplinary, peer-reviewed educational resource for wound care professionals espousing the principles of evidence-based medicine.

WoundCareAdvisor.com is a unique educational web destination that has been designed to be a trusted, timely and useful resource for healthcare professionals dealing with chronic wounds and ostomy management issues.

Established in 1995, Wounds Canada (Canadian Association of Wound Care), is a non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of wound prevention and management by being the leading knowledge mobilization organization relating to wounds in Canada.

WOUNDS is the most widely read, peer-reviewed journal focusing on wound care and wound research. The information disseminated to our readers includes valuable research and commentaries on tissue repair and regeneration, biology and biochemistry of wound healing, and clinical management of various wound etiologies.

Founded in 1968, the Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society (WOCN) is a professional, international nursing society of more than 5,000 health care professionals who are experts in the care of patients with wound, ostomy and incontinence

The American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (ACFAS) is a professional society of more than 7,400 foot and ankle surgeons. Founded in 1942, ACFAS seeks to promote the art and science of foot, ankle and related lower extremity surgery; address the concerns of foot and ankle surgeons; ensure superb patient care; and advance and improve standards of education and surgical skill.

The National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (NPUAP) is an independent not-for-profit professional organization dedicated to the prevention and management of pressure injuries. Formed in 1986, the NPUAP Board of Directors is composed of leading experts from different health care disciplines— all of whom share a commitment to the prevention and management of pressure injuries

Founded in 1912, the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA), headquartered in Bethesda, MD, is the leading resource for foot and ankle health information. Currently, the organization represents a vast majority of the estimated 18.000 podiatrists in the country. In addition to the national headquarters, APMA boasts 53 state component locations throughout the United States and its territories, as well as affiliated societies. In 2012, APMA celebrated its 100th Anniversary

Journal of Vascular Surgery® is dedicated to the science and art of vascular surgery and aims to be the premier international journal of medical, endovascular and surgical care of vascular diseases. Since the first issue was released in 1984, the goal of the journal has been to improve the management of patients with vascular diseases by publishing relevant papers that report important medical, surgical and endovascular advances, test new hypotheses, and address current controversies

​A peer-reviewed, multidisciplinary journal, Advances in Skin & Wound Care is highly regarded for its unique balance of cutting-edge original research and practical clinical management articles on wounds and other problems of skin integrity. Each issue features CME/CE for physicians and nurses, the first journal in the field to regularly offer continuing education for both disciplines.

Today’s Wound Clinic provides practical, timely insight into clinical and operational issues inherent to the success of an outpatient wound center. Readers will benefit from the interactive nature of feature articles and regular departments that address medical and practice management options and perspectives affecting fiscal and, most importantly, patient outcomes of wound clinics. Articles from knowledgeable, experienced practitioners are invited and will be subject to Editorial Board review.

Montana State University’s Center for Biofilm Engineering has been a world leader in biofilm research for more than 25 years. A prestigious 11-year National Science Foundation Engineering Research Center grant awarded in 1990 paved the way for the CBE’s influence in the emerging field of biofilm research.

The American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (ACFAS) is a professional society of more than 7,400 foot and ankle surgeons. Founded in 1942, ACFAS seeks to promote the art and science of foot, ankle and related lower extremity surgery; address the concerns of foot and ankle surgeons; ensure superb patient care; and advance and improve standards of education and surgical skill

The National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (NPUAP) is an independent not-for-profit professional organization dedicated to the prevention and management of pressure injuries. Formed in 1986, the NPUAP Board of Directors is composed of leading experts from different health care disciplines— all of whom share a commitment to the prevention and management of pressure injuries. The NPUAP serves as a resource to health care professionals, government, the public, and health care agencies; and welcomes and encourages the participation of those interested in pressure injury issues through utilization of NPUAP educational materials, participation at national conferences, and support of efforts in public policy, education and research

Founded in 1999, The Wound Healing Foundation is a public 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to improving wound healing worldwide through funding research, education, and outreach. The Foundation was formed by dedicated professionals committed to wound care and to provide patients, researchers, and health professionals the resources to make significant contributions in the critical and under appreciated area of wound healing

The IWII is a multidisciplinary inclusive society, providing a global perspective on the latest developments in wound infection. The Institute aims to provide:
Up-to-date clinical information on the latest developments in wound infection.
Access to the Institute’s many wound infection experts.
New projects on wound infection.
Access to a network of like-minded professionals.
Meetings with senior clinicians.
Opportunities to share valuable clinical experiences.

International:

Wounds Australia is the peak body for wound care and management in Australia through advocacy, education and research

The TVS started as a regional group of the Wessex Rehabilitation Association in 1979 becoming a national society in 1981 and gaining its charitable status in the mid 1990s

Wounds Group is a major international healthcare communications business with a global reach in wound management. Our mission is to deliver innovative educational materials, online, in print and in person that successfully meet the needs of those practising wound healing across different geographies

The European Tissue Repair Society, a non-profit making organisation founded in 1988, aims to promote knowledge and interchange between scientists, healthcare professionals, industry and other individuals that have an interest in tissue repair of all organs. The Society has an annual meeting and a number of focus meetings each year concentrating on different aspects of tissue repair, ranging from basic science to clinical aspects of healing

Founded in 2000, WUWHS is the premier wound care professional association and represents more than 90% of all practicing wound care specialists in the world. Our members are the wound care-related associations from every part of the world, more than 25.000 emailing contacts. The Association’s top priority is to raise and maintain the standard of the medical practice of wound care and improve its practice

The European Wound Management Association (EWMA) is a European not-for-profit umbrella organisation, linking national wound management organisations, individuals and groups with interest in wound care.Central to EWMA’s objectives is to support implementation of interdisciplinary and cost effective wound care of high quality. EWMA works to reach its objectives by being an educational resource, organising conferences, contributing to international projects related to wound management …

Wounds Middle East is the essential wound management journal for clinicians working in the Middle East. It is published by Wounds International, a division of Schofield Healthcare Media Ltd, a leading healthcare communications and events company

Promover un mejor manejo de las heridas y estomas de eliminación a través de iniciativas de práctica basada en evidencia, educación, políticas públicas e investigación, a través de foros nacionales e internacionales para el intercambio de conocimientos asociado al cuidado de heridas y estomas
Los esfuerzos de ésta se enfocan en 5 áreas clave: Políticas públicas, práctica clínica, educación (capacitación), investigación e interrelación con la comunidad internacional dedicada al cuidado de las heridas

 

Educational Resources:

In 2002, experienced nurses and consultants Nancy Morgan and Donna Sardina noticed a disturbing trend in healthcare. Nurses and other healthcare professionals were passionate about wound care, but access to specialized wound education was either non-existent or limited. Determined to find a way to improve wound care outcomes and practitioners’ careers, Nancy and Donna combined their shared passion for healing by creating hands-on wound care training and structured wound care education classes. The Wound Care Education Institute® mission is to impact the lives of both individual practitioners, and the patients in need of wound care.

Ten years ago, when Wound Clinic Business began, nearly all of our wound care reimbursement information was found in printed books, manuals, and newsletters. In 2018, nearly all of our reimbursement information is found somewhere online.Your 2018 faculty will be giving this year’s attendees a gift to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Wound Clinic Business: hands-on interaction with reimbursement resources found online.

Successfully treating, managing and ultimately healing chronic wounds, and sometimes even acute wounds, can prove to be quite challenging even in the 21st century. Despite the advances in technology and dressings, these wounds continue to increase in incidence and clinicians still find themselves struggling to successfully heal them. At the core of this problem is the lack of knowledge and training in wound care found in the majority of all disciplines. Understanding there are numerous factors that can affect healing outcomes, clinicians with current wound care knowledge that know how and when to use technologies and appropriate products during the treatment of these wounds will create more effective healing environments and see vastly improved outcomes. Our mission is to put patients first therefore providing clinicians and facilities with the necessary tools in the form of education, consultation, and hands-on training to best serve the needs of their patients and improve those outcomes

We are the expert in the business of wound care, regenerative medicine, and related products and services. We are the only wound care advisory firm in the world with combined expertise in: Product strategy, commercialization, and business development Service line implementation, clinical management, and operations The global medical and healthcare markets (developed, emerging, frontier) We empower our partners to become keener wound care executives, specialists, startups, and investors.

WoundEducators.com is the authoritative resource center for health care practitioners looking to explore the fast-growing field of wound management. WoundEducators.com was developed following years of wound care research to bring you essential information from leading wound management practitioners, researchers and educators. All information has been synthesized to form engaging, informative and truly effective online wound care programs and educational activities.

National Alliance of Wound Care and Ostomy® (NAWCO®) is dedicated to the advancement and promotion of excellence in the delivery of wound care and ostomy to the consumer through credentialing proficiency of health care practitioners

The American Association of Colleges of Podiatric Medicine (AACPM) is a nationally recognized education organization that represents the nine accredited U.S. colleges of podiatric medicine as well as over 200 hospitals and organizations that conduct graduate training in podiatric medicine. The Association serves as a national forum for the exchange of ideas, and issues information relating to podiatric medical education

Wound Source Seminars

is an annual wound care product reference guide that was first published in 1998. WoundSource currently includes over 1,600 products manufactured by over 200 wound care companies. The products covered in the wound care product resource guide include wound dressings, nutritional supplements, therapeutic support surfaces, negative pressure wound therapy, cellular and/or tissue-based products, skin care and other products for the treatment of lymphedema, burns, pressure ulcers, venous insufficiency ulcers, and other wound-related conditions.

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Founded in 1978, the Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing Certification Board (WOCNCB) is a not-for-profit professional, international nursing organization certifying over 8,000 registered nurses who are specialists in the field of wound, ostomy, continence and foot care. WOCNCB has Board Certified nurses in Canada, South Korea, Japan, Malaysia, the United Kingdom and Saudi Arabia.

AAPC is the world’s largest training and credentialing organization for the business of healthcare, with more than 174,000 members worldwide who work in medical coding , medical billing, clinical documentation improvement, medical auditing, healthcare compliance, revenue cycle management, and practice management. Join this premier association to grow your network and advance your career

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The concept of best practice is an important one. In many cases, best practice refers to current, relevant, evidence-based effective interventions performed in actual practice settings. Evidence-based practice is the new standard for most disciplines in healthcare and essential to the delivery of high-quality care that optimizes patients’ outcomes and safety.
The goal of RN Best Practice is to encourage best practices among nurses and others who provide day-to-day care to patients. In this framework, best practice denotes the use of care concepts, interventions, and techniques that have been shown to promote enhanced quality of care to patients. This online program is intended to promote knowledge and skill development among nurses and others who seek advanced-care treatment options for providing high quality care to their patients.

Online Forums:

Diabetic Foot & Wound Management. Discussion about diabetic foot complications, management of wounds and peripheral vascular diseases.

Our scars & wound care forums provide you with the opportunity to discuss and share your personal experiences as well as the chance to support others who are coping with the very real physical and emotional issues of living with scars and wounds.

Facebook Pages:
Wound Care Weekly
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