Links

​There are a wide range of organisations which provide information and support in wound healing. This section aims to highlight a number of key resources available.

Welsh Wound Network

Welsh Wound Network
 

The Welsh Wound Network is a collaborative network aimed at improving clinical care for people with wounds
It is committed to ensuring the highest possible standards of research, development and education to support industrial and clinical developments in wound healing.

​The network also hosts the All Wales Tissue Viability Nurse Forum, and copies of their guidance documents are available.
​Details of events for professionals are included on the website

European Wound Management Association (EWMA)


EWMA

EWMA works continuously to improve European wound patients’ quality of life. It pursues identifying and advocating the highest quality of treatment available and its cost effectiveness from a multidisciplinary point of view. It works to reach its objectives by being an educational resource for health care professionals working with wound care and prevention. EWMA organises conferences, contributes to international projects related to wound management, actively supports the implementation of existing knowledge and provides information on all aspects of wound management​More details are available from their website.

Tissue Viability Society


Tissue Viability Society
 
The mission of the Tissue Viability Society is to disseminate information, promote research and increase awareness of all aspects of good clinical practice in wound prevention and management. Details are available from their website. Scotland also has a National Association of Tissue Viability Nurse Specialists, and their website is here.

National Association Tissue Viability Nurse Specialists (Scotland)


National Association Tissue Viability Nurse Specialists (Scotland)
NATVNS (Scotland) was created in 1994 and has a current membership of approximately 50 Specialist nurses. The intention of its website is to extend the profile of its work to all health care workers within Scotland, the United Kingdom and worldwide.

You can access their website here.

European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (EPUAP)


European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (EPUAP)

​EPUAP states that its mission is:

“To provide relief for persons suffering from, or at risk of, pressure ulcers, through research and the education of the public and by influencing pressure ulcer policy in all European countries towards an adequate patient centred and cost effective pressure ulcer care.”  ​More details about the work of EPUAP can be found here

Wound Care Alliance UK (WCAUK)


Wound Care Alliance UK (WCAUK)

 

The Wound Care Alliance UK (WCAUK) is a charity with a group of committed trustees with the remit of supporting the delivery of well-informed high quality care by clinicians well versed in the principles of best practices in all aspects of Tissue Viability. Details of their website are available here





 

Wounds UK


Wounds UK

​Wounds UK provides wound education, and has a wealth of publications available. ​More details are available from their website

Wounds International


Wounds International

Wounds international provides wound management resource, raising awareness and sharing best practice worldwide.
​It is designed for healthcare professionals. ​More details are available from their website.

​Medical Devices and Vulnerable Skin Network (MDVSN)


​Medical Devices and Vulnerable Skin Network (MDVSN)

The Medical Devices for Vulnerable Skin Network (MDVSN) represents an EPSRC-NIHR HTC funded partnership led by the University of Southampton (Bader and Worsley) and Kings College London (Grocott), with support from the NIHR Healthcare Technology Co-operatives (HTCs) associated with Devices for Dignity (D4D) and Wound Prevention & Treatment and named academic and industrial collaborators.

The Medical Devices and Vulnerable Skin Network - Optimising Safety in Design - was launched in May 2014.

The Network's strategic aims are to introduce cutting-edge technologies and scientific understanding in order to reduce the incidence of mechanical-induced damage of vulnerable skin caused by interventional medical devices in various clinical settings.

​More information is available from their  website.

Wounds Canada (Canadian Association of Wound Care)


Wounds Canada (Canadian Association of Wound Care)

​Wounds Canada ​was established in 1995, Wounds Canada (Canadian Association of Wound Care), as 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 Canada’s efforts are focused on four key areas:
  • Education
  • Research
  • Advocacy and Awareness
  • Partnerships
They produce a range of Best Practice Recommendations. More information is available from the Wounds Canada website.

Woundcare4Heroes


Woundcare4Heroes

The aim of Woundcare4Heroes is to provide specialist wound care to help rebuild the lives of those injured in conflict.
More details on their work is available on their website.

World Union of Wound Healing Societies (WUWHS)


World Union of Wound Healing Societies (WUWHS)

The aim of WUWHS is to become a worldwide scientific point of reference and a standard for innovation and translational research into the management of skin wounds together with the improvement of the quality of life of afflicted patients and their families. More information is available from their website. The next meeting is planned for 2020. You can find more details from their website.

Life Sciences Hub Wales


Life Sciences Hub Wales

WWIC is a member of the Life Sciences Hub Wales. More information is available from their website.

International Compression Club


International Compression Club



The International Compression Club is another organisation that provides a wealth of information and guidance.
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