2016 AAWC Wound Care Clinic Directory is available
The AAWC’s Annual Directory, with information on wound clinics and centers, private office facilities, hospitals, and home health care organizations has been released. Currently, the directory has more than 1000 listings and is available in both PDF and Excel formats. The PDF version is provided free as a benefit of AAWC membership from the Members Only area of www.aawconline.org ; the Excel file is available in the AAWC Online Store for purchase (http://aawconline.org/store). Listings include facility name, director/contact person, address, phone, fax, email, website, and type of clinic/center.
Patient education poster created
The importance of patient and caregiver roles in wound care is more evident today than ever. The Association recognized the importance of the patient-centered approach years ago by developing the Wound In Need (WIN) Taskforce, which, in turn developed a patient-focused, educational poster for display in waiting and/or exam rooms. Get up to 5 free 11 in x 17 in posters from the AAWC online store for only a small shipping/handling fee and help patients participate in wound prevention and care.
AAWC Scholarship Program continues through August 31
Scholarship funds are available for wound care teaching, learning, and travel. Members in good standing for 1 year can apply by visiting www.aawconline.org/scholarships. Consideration will be given to support events that may have already been paid for (such as a college course), as well as events that will occur in the near future.
Register early for extra savings at SAWC Fall
The Symposium on Advanced Wound Care (SAWC Fall) is taking place in Las Vegas at Caesars Palace on October 7–9. AAWC members receive a 20% discount on registration to the symposium, which can cover annual dues. Be sure to combine this discount with early-bird registration rates, which are available until August 14, 2016. Also, please earmark SAWC Day 2 (October 8) to attend the AAWC Membership Meeting at 8 am.
If you are not already a member, please join today to be eligible for savings to SAWC Spring and Fall, as well as other benefits by visiting the AAWC website: http://aawconline.org.
AAWC is the largest, not-for-profit membership organization in the United States dedicated to interprofessional wound healing and tissue preservation. AAWC’s mission is to advance the care of people with and at risk for wounds. The Association’s focus is on education, public policy, and the application of evidence-based wound care practice. AAWC offers membership and associated benefits to everyone involved in wound care, including clinicians and other healthcare professionals, patients, lay-caregivers, clinics/facilities, corporations, students, retirees, and advocates. Learn more about financial and other benefits, activities and programs, and/or join at www.aawconline.org.
This article was not subject to the Ostomy Wound Management peer-review process.