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Publications

The AWMA will make available from time to time various documents that pertain to the management of the Association or recommendations for clinical practice relating to the care of patients with wounds. Currently available for downloading from this site are

 


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Standards for Wound Management

Written standards of care provide a framework for clinical practice grounded in theory. The Standards for Wound Management aim to provide a foundation for promoting best practice in wound management to maintain and improve quality care outcomes for persons with a wound or potential wound. Organisations, institutions and individuals can use the Standards to lead clinical practice and guide the development of policies, procedures, tools and education programs.

AWMA released the first edition of the Standards in 2002. Whilst there are many similarities with the 2002 Standards, this revised and expanded 2nd edition includes a new Standard and increased detail concerning assessment and practice. Underpinning the Standards the evidence base has been updated to reflect contemporary practice and expectations. All wound practitioners are encouraged to obtain a copy of the Standards for Wound Management 2nd Edition.

The Standards are currently available as a free downloadable PDF file or in a professionally printed booklet . The document can be ordered in hard copy by using the downloadable order form. This document is sold at a minimal cost that covers the costs of printing and distribution.

Standards for Wound Management

To cite the Standards:
Australian Wound Management Association, Standards For Wound Management , West Leederville WA, Cambridge Publishing, 2010

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PDF Compendium to Wound Standards for Wound Management


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Australian and New Zealand Clinical Practice Guideline for Prevention and Management of Venous Leg Ulcers

This guideline was developed by the Australian Wound Management Association and the New Zealand Wound Care Society. The guideline presents a comprehensive review of the assessment, diagnosis, management and prevention of venous leg ulcers within the Australian and New Zealand health care context, based on the best evidence available up to January 2011.

This guideline has been approved by The National Health & Medical Research Council and The New Zealand Guideline Group.

 

Venous Leg Ulcer Guidelines
Abridged
Flow Chart
Patient information sheets

Please download and use the following information to assist in patient education.

Brief summary of VLU presentation and management The same information is available in two formats:
A4
Trifold

Detailed information on various aspects of VLU presentation, management and prevention Three comprehensive information sheets are available inA4 on the following topics:
What is a VLU?
Managing VLU
Preventing VLU

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Pan Pacific Clinical Practice Guideline for the
Prevention and Management of Pressure Injury

The Clinical Practice Guideline for the Prevention and Management of Pressure Injury has been developed by the Australian Wound Management Association (AWMA) and its subcommittee the Australian Pressure Injury Advisory Panel in partnership with independent, multidisciplinary experts throughout Australia and the New Zealand Wound Care Society, the Nursing Service, Ministry of Health, Singapore and Hong Kong Enterotomal Therapists Association.

Draft Version
Draft Version

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Diagrams of Pressure Injury Stages are available in JPG format
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Photos of Pressure Injury Stages are available in JPG format
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Flow charts are available in JPG and PDF formats
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AWMA Telehealth Framework Document

In accordance with a request from some international groups the AWMA Educational and Professional Development Sub-committee (EPDSC) has developed guidelines for consideration when establishing a telehealth wound program.

The document covers areas where special considerations may need to be undertaken. Although the technological requirements are area specific, some suggestions have been provided. The areas of co- ordination, barriers and consent, together with an example of a consent form may assist clinicians when considering establishment of such a service in their area.

The funding of such models of care does and will most likely for some time remain unclear and require more specific guidelines in the future. AWMA provides this document as a framework to help in the delivery of clinical services to remote and rural patients.

Telehealth
Australian Wound Management Association
Telehealth Framework Document

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Bacterial impact on wound healing: From contamination to infection

 


Inventory of Wound/Skin Care products and devices



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