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Welcome to the AWMA Contact and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page. This page is offered as a service to provide members and the public with further information related to this website and the Association.

Please Note: AWMA cannot provide health care advice to individuals. Individual care circumstances will always differ and are best dealt with face to face by your local Health Care Professional.

Members and the public are encouraged to seek answers from the FAQ sections before contacting AWMA directly. Should the FAQ section/s not fully answer your query, contact details of the most appropriate person to direct any further questions to are provided.

Questions will be answered as quickly as possible, however it MUST be noted that members of AWMA are volunteers and as such their ability to respond to individual questions is limited. As a reminder, search this website for answers to questions before submitting questions.

Click on the Links below and you will be directed to the appropriate FAQ Answers:

Clinical questions / Information requests (wound healing, wound concerns etc)

  1. I have a concern about the wound management of a family member, friend or patient. Is AWMA able to provide advice on care or the right products to use?
  2. Does AWMA provide information on specific wound treatments or management of particular types of wounds?
  3. Is AWMA able to provide me with the latest information or evidence related to specific and/or general areas of wound management/healing?
  4. I have a clinical question or information request that is not covered in the answers to the above questions.

Membership

  1. How do I become an AWMA member?
  2. How much does membership cost?
  3. If I am a member of a State/Territory Wound Management Association do I have to join AWMA as well?
  4. I have not received my Journal and/or other information.
  5. I have a query and/or concern about my membership.
  6. I have a membership question that is not covered in the answers to the above questions.

Professional development / Conferences / Courses

  1. When/where is the next AWMA Conference?
  2. When/where is my next State/Territory Wound Conference/Seminar?
  3. How can I find out about other Wound Management Related Conferences?
  4. Does AWMA have any information related to Wound Courses or Education?
  5. Can AWMA recommend a particular course or conference to attend?
  6. Does AWMA run wound management courses?
  7. How can I advertise a wound course or conference?
  8. I have a Professional Development / Conferences / Courses question that is not covered in the answers of the above questions.

Journal – Wound Practice & Research

  1. How do I subscribe to the Journal?
  2. Is Journal subscription provided with membership of AWMA or a State/Territory Wound Management Association?
  3. I have not received my Journal.
  4. Are there guidelines for article submission?
  5. How do I obtain a Journal back issue?
  6. Is the Journal available electronically or on-line?
  7. How do I contact the Editors?
  8. I have a journal question that is not covered in the answers to the above questions.

AWMA publications (Standards, Guidelines)

  1. How do I obtain copies of AWMA publications?
  2. Are AWMA publications available on-line?
  3. I would like to reproduce sections of the documents. What process do I have to follow?
  4. I have ordered publications but they have not arrived.
  5. I have a publication question that is not covered in the answers of the above questions.

AWMA website information

  1. I wish to advertise a wound course or conference.
  2. I wish to place a news item or other information on the Website.
  3. I wish to place a link (non Wound Industry) to another Website on your Site.
  4. I wish to place a Wound Industry or Company link on your site.
  5. I have a Website question that is not covered in the answers of the above questions.

Other questions not listed


Clinical Questions / Information Requests (Wound Healing, Wound Concerns etc)

Q1 I have a concern about the wound management of a family member, friend or patient. Is AWMA able to provide advice on care or the right products to use?
A1. AWMA does not currently have the ability to provide information regarding specific individual wound management concerns.
Wound management often involves a series of complex issues and each individual’s circumstances and needs will differ. These issues cannot be addressed or resolved through an electronic medium such as this.
AWMA advocates that all wound management practices be based on best available evidence, and that wounds be managed by health care practitioners who are appropriately qualified and experienced.
The AWMA website contains a Links Page where further information regarding wound management can be obtained.
Some State Associations provide a list of wound clinics within their area. If a State Association has this information available it can be found on the relevant State/Territory Association pages on the AWMA Website which can be found here (once at this page select the link to the State/Territory of your choice).

Q2. Does AWMA provide information on specific wound treatments or management of particular types of wounds?
A2. AWMA currently has several publications available to guide wound management practice. These can be found on the Publications section of the AWMA website. AWMA does not have the ability to provide information on any other types of wounds or wound treatments at this time.
Should this response not provide you with the answers you seek or you require additional information, please contact AWMA on the following e-mail address: [email protected]

Q3. Is AWMA able to provide me with the latest information or evidence related to specific and/or general areas of Wound Management/Healing?
A3. AWMA does not currently provide this service.
You are encouraged to review the current literature and evidence. This can be found using literature databases such as CINAHL or Medline. AWMA lists some very good on-line information sites which can found on the AWMA Links page.

Q4. I have a Clinical Question or Information Request that is not covered in the answers to the above questions.
A4. Should you require any further information please contact AWMA on the following email address. [email protected]

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Membership

Q1.      How do I become an AWMA member?
A1.      You join AWMA is through your local State/Territory Association. This will give you membership benefits for both your State/Territory Association as well as membership to AWMA. Information regarding the conditions and privileges of membership as well as information regarding joining or renewing membership can be found for each State/Territory on the AWMA Website which can be found here (once at this page select the link to the State/Territory of your choice).
Further information regarding membership can be obtained:

  • By contacting your local State/Territory Association. Details are listed on the State/Territory pages here (link to state page) (once at this page select the link to the State/Territory of your choice).
  • From the AWMA Membership Secretary E mail [email protected]

Q2.      How much does membership cost?
A2.      Membership costs vary depending on the category of membership appropriate to your circumstances.
The fee structure is consistent across all State/Territory Associations. Membership fees are detailed on the individual State/Territory Membership Application Forms which can be found here (once at this page select the link to the State/Territory of your choice).
Prior to selecting a membership category it is important to read the ‘Membership Types and Categories’ document available here . This ensures you are joining the appropriate membership category for your circumstances.
Further information regarding membership can be obtained:

  • By contacting your local State/Territory Association. Details are listed on the State Pages here (once at this page select the link to the State of your choice).
  • From the AWMA Membership Secretary E mail [email protected]

Q3.      If I am a member of a State/Territory Wound Management Association do I have to join AWMA as well?
A3.      No. Membership of a State/Territory Association (as per the State pages here (link to state page)) provides you with membership of AWMA.
Should this response not provide you with the answers you seek or you require additional information please contact the AWMA Membership Secretary on the following e-mail address: [email protected]

Q4.      I have not received my Journal and/or other information.
A4.      AWMA advises all new members that it can take up to 12 weeks before you receive your first Journal. This is due to the fact that the Journal is published quarterly; therefore depending on when your membership was received and processed you may have missed a mail out deadline.
If you are an existing member and have stopped receiving Journals/Information please contact your State/Territory Association. 
Contact details are listed on the State/Territory Association Pages here (once at this page select the link to the State/Territory of your choice).

Q5.      I have a query and/or concern about my membership.
A5.      You will need to contact your State/Territory Membership Officer or Secretary.
Contact details are listed on the State/Territory Association Pages here (once at this page select the link to the State/Territory of your choice).

Q6.      I have a membership question that is not covered in the answers to the above questions.
A6.      More information regarding Membership is contained on the AWMA website membership page.
Each State/Territory has responsibility for their own members.
Therefore, you will need to contact your State/Territory Membership Officer or Secretary.
Contact details are listed on the State/Territory Association Pages here (once at this page select the link to the State/Territory of your choice).

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Professional Development / Conferences / Courses

Q1.      When/where is the next AWMA Conference?
A1.      Information regarding the next AWMA conference can be found on the ‘AWMA Conference Page
Should this response not provide you with the answers you seek or you require additional information please contact AWMA on the following e-mail address: [email protected]

Q2.      When/where is my next State/Territory Wound Conference/Seminar?
A2.      Individual State/Territory Associations organise their own Conferences/Seminars.
State/Territory Associations advertise their upcoming Conferences/Seminars on their own web pages.
Contact details are listed on the State/Territory Association Pages here (once at this page select the link to the State/Territory of your choice).
State/Territory Association Conferences/Seminars may also be listed on the AWMA Calendar found here

Q3.      How can I find out about other Wound Management Related Conferences?
A3.      Other Wound Management related Conferences are advertised on the ’Other Conferences
The information listed is provided by the conference organiser at their request, therefore the site does not list all wound management related conferences. AWMA is unable to comment regarding any other conference not listed on this site.
AWMA provides this information as a service to its members and the public. Unless otherwise noted AWMA holds no responsibility for the organisation or program content of these conferences, nor the validity of the information listed on the site.
Should this response not provide you with the answers you seek or you require additional information please contact AWMA on the following e-mail address: [email protected]

Q4.      Does AWMA have any information related to Wound Courses or Education?
A4.      Information regarding courses can be obtained from the AWMA Website on the ‘Education’ page.
The information listed is provided by the program organiser at their request, therefore the site does not list all wound management related courses or education. AWMA is unable to comment regarding any other courses not listed on this site.
AWMA provides this information as a service to its members and the public. Unless otherwise noted AWMA holds no responsibility for the organisation or program content of these courses, nor the validity of the information listed on the site.
Should you require any further information about courses local to you not listed on this site please contact your relevant State/Territory Association.
Should this response not provide you with the answers you seek or you require additional information please contact AWMA on the following e-mail address: [email protected]

Q5.      Can AWMA recommend a particular course or conference to attend?
A5.      AWMA can not recommend specific conferences or courses. Health professionals are encouraged to review the program structure and content of any course they wish to attend, and gauge the value of the course/conference on its merits.
Should this response not provide you with the answers you seek or you require additional information please contact AWMA on the following e-mail address: [email protected]

Q6.      Does AWMA run wound management courses?
A6.      AWMA does not run wound management courses.

Q7.      How can I advertise a wound course or conference?
A7.      AWMA will advertise most courses or conferences that are of relevance to its members free of charge. AWMA will consider requests for advertising of courses conducted by the Wound Management Industry (those involved in the manufacture or distribution of wound and related products) on a case by case basis.
To advertise a course or conference there is a criteria to meet and the hosting provider is required to complete the on-line form available on the ‘Courses’ page.
It is the responsibility of the hosting provider to ensure that their information is correct and up to date. Conferences and courses will be removed from the site once they have been held.
Should this response not provide you with the answers you seek or you require additional information please contact AWMA on the following e-mail address: [email protected]

Q8.      I have a Professional Development / Conferences / Courses question that is not covered in the answers of the above questions.
A8.      Should you require any further information please contact AWMA on the following email address. [email protected]

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Journal – Wound Practice & Research

Q1.      How do subscribe to the Journal?
A1.      The most common way to subscribe to the Journal is to join a local State/Territory Association.
You are encouraged to join a local State/Territory Association as this will give you membership benefits for both your State/Territory as well as membership of AWMA. Information and relevant membership forms can be found for each State/Territory Association on the AWMA Website here (once at this page select the link to the State of your choice).
The Journal (Wound Practice and Research) can also be subscribed to directly with subscription details located on the AWMA Website here .  Contact the Editors for more information [email protected].
Further information regarding membership can be obtained:

  • By contacting your local State/Territory Association. Details are listed on the State Pages here (once at this page select the link to the State of your choice).
  • From the AWMA Membership Secretary E mail [email protected]

Q2.      Is journal subscription provided with membership to a State/Territory Association?
A2.      Yes. Members of AWMA State/Territory Associations automatically receive the Journal as part of their membership fee.
Should this response not provide you with the answers you seek or you require additional information please contact AWMA on the following e-mail address: [email protected]

Q3.      I have not received my Journal.
A3.      AWMA advises all new members that it may take up to 12 weeks before you receive your first Journal. This is due to the fact that the Journal is only published quarterly; therefore depending on when your membership was received and processed you may have missed a mail out deadline.
If you are an existing member and have stopped receiving your Journal you will need to contact your State/Territory Membership Officer or Secretary. 
Contact details are listed on the State/Territory Association Pages here (once at this page select the link to the State/Territory of your choice).
If you are not a member of AWMA, but only have a subscription to the Journal, you will need to contact the publishers, Cambridge Media: [email protected]

Q4.      Are there guidelines for article submission?
A4.      Yes. Guidelines for authors are available on the AWMA website here
Should this response not provide you with the answers you seek or you require additional information please contact the AWMA journal editor/s on the following e-mail address: [email protected]

Q5.      How do I obtain a Journal back issue?
A5.      AWMA does not directly handle the distribution of the Journal. This is managed by the current publisher, Cambridge Media. For information regarding back issues please contact Cambridge Media directly:

Cambridge Media
128 Northwood Street
West Leederville
Western Australia 6007
Tel: (08) 9382 3911
Fax:(08) 9382 3187
E-mail: [email protected]

Should this response not provide you with the answers you seek or you require additional information please contact AWMA on the following e-mail address: [email protected]

Q6.      Is the Journal available on-line?
A6.      PDF copies of most journal articles are available on the Journal pages of the AWMA website
‘Current issues’ includes the most recent four issues of the journal. These are only available to current financial members via a password. ‘Past issues’ includes issues published more than four issues ago. These can be downloaded from the website without a password.
If you are current financial member of AWMA and do not have a password for accessing the ‘current’ journal issues you will need to contact your State/Territory Association.
Contact details are listed on the State/Territory Association Pages here (once at this page select the link to the State/Territory of your choice).
Some articles are not available on-line. This usually applies to journal issues published prior to 2001.
Should this response not provide you with the answers you seek or you require additional information please contact AWMA on the following e-mail address: [email protected]

Q7.      How do I contact the Journal Editors?
A7.      The Editors of Wound Practice & Research can be contacted at: [email protected]

Q8.      I have a journal question that is not covered in the answers of the above questions.
A8.      More information regarding the Journal is contained on the AWMA website in the Journal section.
Further information can be obtained from the Editors of Wound Practice & Research at: [email protected]

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AWMA Publications (Standards, Guidelines)

Q1.      How do I obtain copies of AWMA publications?
A1.      Order forms can be downloaded from the AWMA Website on the ‘Publications Page’ . Once on this page click on the relevant order form, print and send off with your cheque or money order.
Please Note: AWMA does not directly manage the ordering process for Standards and Guidelines as this is managed by the publisher, Cambridge Media. Enquiries regarding ordering should be directed to Cambridge Media in the first instance.

Cambridge Media
128 Northwood Street
West Leederville
Western Australia 6007
Tel: (08) 9382 3911
Fax:(08) 9382 3187
E-mail: [email protected]

Additional information regarding ordering can be obtained by contacting the following e-mail address: [email protected]

Q2.      Are AWMA publications available on-line?
A2.      Yes. AWMA publications are available electronically as PDF documents on the AWMA Website.
The printing of these documents is for individual use only and multiple copies should not be made. If you require multiple copies; some documents can be ordered in hard copy by using the order forms which can be downloaded from this AWMA Website Publications Page. These documents are sold at a cost that covers the costs of printing and distribution. Not all AWMA documents are available in hard copy. Those that are available are listed on the order form.
Should this response not provide you with the answers you seek or you require additional information please contact AWMA on the following e-mail address: [email protected]

Q3.      I would like to reproduce sections of the documents. What process do I have to follow?
A3.      AWMA allows reproduction of extracts from its publications in accordance with the criteria detailed on the Publications page. To reproduce extracts from AWMA publications you need to meet the criteria and complete the on-line form available on the Publications page.
Should this response not provide you with the answers you seek or you require additional information please contact AWMA on the following e-mail address: [email protected]

Q4.      I have ordered my documents however they have not arrived.
A4.      AWMA does not directly handle the ordering process as this is managed by the publisher, Cambridge Media.
Enquiries regarding ordering should be directed to Cambridge Media in the first instance.

Cambridge Media
128 Northwood Street
West Leederville
Western Australia 6007Tel: (08) 9382 3911
Fax:(08) 9382 3187
E-mail: [email protected]

Should this response not provide you with the answers you seek or you require additional information please contact AWMA on the following e-mail address: [email protected]

Q5.      I have a Publication question that is not covered in the answers of the above questions.
A5.      Should you require any further information please contact AWMA on the following email address. [email protected]om.au

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AWMA Website Information

Q1.      I wish to advertise a wound course or conference.
A1.      AWMA will advertise most courses or conferences that are of relevance to its members free of charge. AWMA will consider requests for advertising of courses conducted by the Wound Management Industry (those involved in the manufacture or distribution of wound and related products) on a case by case basis.
To advertise a course or conference you need to meet the criteria and complete the on-line form available on the ‘Courses’ page.
It is the responsibility of the hosting provider to ensure that their information is correct and up to date. Conferences and courses will be removed from the site once they have been held.
Should this response not provide you with the answers you seek or you require additional information please contact AWMA on the following e-mail address: [email protected]

Q2.      I wish to place a news item or other information on the Website.
A2.      Only news of relevance to the AWMA Members and of a non commercial nature will be placed on the website.
You need to apply in writing to The AWMA Secretary [email protected] or Website Manager[email protected]
Information should include:

  • Your organisation (if on behalf of a State/Territory Association specify).
  • Your name and position.
  • Contact person/s and details:
  • Title of news Item:
  • Brief introduction to news item of up to 25 words:
  • Main body of the article:
  • When you would like the news item displayed:
  • When you would like the news item removed from the site:
  • Also include any additional information you require linked to the news item e.g. website address and corresponding documents (PDF format preferred):

It is the responsibility of the requester to ensure that their information is correct and up to date. Old news items will be periodically removed from the site.
Address your Correspondence to:
AWMA Website Manager [email protected] or AWMA Secretary: [email protected]

Q3.      I wish to place a link (non Wound Industry) to another Website on your Site.
A3.      Only links to non Wound Industry related sites that are deemed to be of relevance to AWMA Members will be placed on the general Links Page.  AWMA reserves the right to determine if a link will be published on the website.
Wound Industry (i.e. an organisation involved in the manufacture and/or distribution of wound and related products) links are managed under a separate arrangement. 
Should you require any further information please contact AWMA on the following email address. [email protected]

Q4.      I wish to place a Wound Industry or Company link on the AWMA website.
A4.      Links for the Wound Industry (that is organisations involved in the manufacture and/or distribution of wound and related products) are managed under a special arrangement.
For further information please contact AWMA on the following email address. [email protected]

Q5.      I have a Website question that is not covered in the answers of the above questions.
A5.      Should you require any further information please contact the AWMA Website Manager on the following email address. [email protected]

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Other Questions Not Listed

The AWMA website contains most of the information that members and the public are seeking. The website contains a search function that allows users to search the entire site.
Should this feature not provide you with the answers you seek please contact the following e-mail address: [email protected]

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