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November 2014 ISSN 1943-2720 | Volume 60 - Issue 11

AAWC Update

The AAWC is pleased to present an extended news and information section for the annual AAWC Focus Issue of OWM. AAWC’s mission is to advance the care of people with and at risk for wounds. Please make the valuable choice to join the organization. The AAWC thanks its members in advance for sharing this journal with colleagues and encouraging membership....

The Association for the Advancement of Wound Care (AAWC) Venous and Pressure Ulcer Guidelines

Guidelines based on best available evidence to support pressure ulcer (PU) or venous ulcer (VU) management decisions can improve outcomes. Historically, such guidelines were consensus-based and differed in content and development methods used....

When a Diabetic Foot Ulcer Results in Amputation: A Qualitative Study of the Lived Experience of 15 Patients

Diabetes is a chronic disease that can lead to complications resulting in diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs), foot infections, osteomyelitis, and amputations. Almost 50,000 amputations performed every year in the United States are due to DFUs....

Guest Editorial: The AAWC — Advancing Wound Care Through Membership and Collaboration

In April 2014, I took the helm of the Association for the Advancement of Wound Care (AAWC). For the past 7 months, I have proudly served, committed to leading our organization through undertakings that will continue to help us make a meaningful difference in clinician education and patient care....

From the Top: A Dream Realized

  In 1995, the dream of a group of visionaries was realized when they formed a multidisciplinary organization and the Association for the Advancement of Wound Care (AAWC) was born. As we approach our 20th Anniversary in 2015, I am proud to announce our Association has grown to nearly 2,300 members. This represents 65% growth in just over 3 years....

A Clinical Minute: Taking the Pressure Off Diabetic Wound Care

With the growing diabetes epidemic, management of diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs) has become crucial, given they precede 85% of all nontraumatic lower extremity amputations.1 Furthermore, there is a 68% mortality rate 5 years post-lower-extremity amputation.2...

My Scope of Practice: A Physical Therapist’s Role in Wound Care

Renee Cordrey, PT, PhD(c), MSPT, MPH, CWS has a two-pronged passion for wound care. First is the challenge and complexity involved in caring for people with wounds. “I love thinking about the science of wound healing and learning more all the time,” Renee says....