Preventing wound occurrence and improving the health outcomes of people with wounds are primary aims of the AWMA. In doing so the AWMA supports best practice in wound management that is guided by current available evidence.
The evidence is gained through commitment to research and research that examines not only the intricate mechanisms of wounding, wound repair and regeneration but the effect of wounds on society in general.
The AWMA has demonstrated its commitment to wound research in Australia by establishing the Australian Wound Management Research Foundation in September 2004. The aims of the Foundation are to foster further research on wounds within Australia and will have the facility to provide modest funding to support such research. The Foundation can be contacted through the AWMA Contact page.
The AWMA also has two publications that promote evidence based practice. These are the Standards for Wound Management and the Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Prediction and Prevention of Pressure Ulcers which can be ordered from the link established under Publications within this Website.
There are many skilled and internationally renowned researchers in the field of wound management within Australia. Please contact us via the Contact page for further information.
These pages will be used from time to time to highlight published research, research news on wounds and wound management and inform users of current sources for research funding.