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  • ANTT Aseptic non-touch technique is a standardised approach to aseptic practice. Currently a de facto standard aseptic internationally, including Australia. 
  • Centre for Evidenced Based Medicine Resources for healthcare professionals to support evidenced based healthcare.

  • Cochrane Wounds Group (UK) International information on interventions for the prevention and treatment of wounds and wound complications.  
  • DermNet NZ Evidence-based information on skin diseases, conditions, procedures and treatment for consumers and health professionals.

  • Dermnet Skin Disease Image Atlas Images of skin disease 
  • Lists wound management products, including SMTL dressing datacards, technical papers and test reports.

  • European Wound Management Association Umbrella multidisciplinary organisation linking wound management associations across Europe. Provides multiple resources and opportunity for all aspects of wound management.
  • European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (EPUAP) European support to prevent and treat pressure injuries.  The European and USA National Pressure Ulcer Advisory panels (EPUAP and NPUAP) have recently announced the development of the International Pressure Ulcer Guidelines.

  • International Compression Club Composed of a number of working groups of experts in compression therapy (medical field and industry) to provide a basis for further improvement of internationally accepted regulations and guidelines.

  • International Working Group on the Diabetic Foot Aims to improve outcomes for people with diabetes who have foot problems. This is achieved through communication, collaboration and resource provision between multiple relevant health professionals, policy-makers and fund-holders.

  • National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (NPUAP) USA voice for improved outcomes in pressure ulcer prevention and treatment. 
  • New Zealand Wound Care Society Inc NZWCS is a voluntary organisation made up of health care professionals from a variety of disciplines who share a common interest in wound management. Great newsletters.

  • Prevention Plus - home of the Braden Scale
  • Skin Care for all The title goal of Skin Care For All is to aid the adaptation and self management of community dermatology, to actively engage in our surroundings as health practitioners to better the lives of those living with the effects of poor skin health. Community Dermatology embraces common skin diseases, wounds, burns, lymphoedema and neglected tropical diseases such as leprosy. Its interventions are low cost and address the needs of those with few resources.

  • Swedish Registry of Ulcer Treatment RUT is an established national chronic ulcer registry in Sweden. Watch the many You Tube clips on their website which explains the many benefits of a registry.

  • The Love Great Skin campaign - Wounds UK Raising awareness of pressure ulcers in the care home and nursing home setting. A pack of tools, resources and 'how to guides' to help optimise care for at risk patients.
  • Trans Atlantic Inter-Society Consensus (TASC II) for the management of PAD Resources for clinicians including full text version, section summaries and pocket guides for the diagnosis, prognosis and treatment of PAD.

  • new yellow redVodderschool International Find certified Lymphoedema Therapists (for your international travelling clients. And home of the Dr.Vodder School International training program.

  • Welsh Wound Network Practical resources for wound clinicians including PIs, hyperkeratosis and moisture lesions
  • World Alliance for Wound and Lymphoedema Care Works with communities to advance sustainable prevention and management of wounds and lymphoedema in settings with limited resources.

  • World Council of Enterostomal Therapists The WCET focusses on leading global advancement of specialised professional ostomy, wound and continence nursing care. An international forum for discussion, communication, research advice and support.
  • Wound Care Education Institute For American wound certification. Site contains useful resources for clinicians.

  • World Union of Wound Healing Societies WUWHS improve wound management standards for patients and healthcare professionals through universal access to resources.  Co-ordinates a world wide exchange of information between wound societies and other relevant stakeholders.
  • Wound Healing Society(USA) Leading scientific organisations  for interaction among scientists, physicians, licensed practitioners, industrial representatives and government agencies. 

  • Wound Ostomy and Continence Nurses' SocietyInternational group that advances and guides practice  to individuals with wounds, ostomies and incontinence.

  • Wound Source Clinically reviewed product information and resources

  • WoundPedia North American resource site  

  • Wounds International A wealth of valuable resource for clinicians worldwide including: webcasts; free online journal registration; 'made easy' series; clinical guidelines; resource centre.
  • Resources, including podcasts for health professionals and managers dealing with the economics of wound management.

  • Patient-friendly resources on conditions managed by vascular surgeons.


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Updated 31 Mar 2016