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November 2015 ISSN 1943-2720 | Volume 61 - Issue 11

Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses — Literature-based Recommendations for Evaluating Strengths, Weaknesses, and Clinical Value


Good quality systematic reviews (SRs) summarizing best available evidence can help inform clinical decisions, improving patient and wound outcomes. Weak SRs can misinform readers, undermining care decisions and evidence-based practice....

A Retrospective Quality Improvement Study Comparing Use Versus Nonuse of a Padded Heel Dressing to Offload Heel Ulcers of Different Etiologies


Offloading heel ulcers is a challenging task because strategies deemed to be most optimal from a medical perspective may be unacceptable to patients. Observed adverse dressing events and problems with offloading devices led to a pilot study and subsequent change in practice at the authors’ Foot and Leg Ulcer Clinic....

A Clinical Minute: Using AMNIOEXCEL® Amniotic Tissue and the TCC-EZ® Healing Chamber™ to Heal a Diabetic Foot Ulcer

Healing diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs) becomes complicated due to the complex cascade of multisystem healing factors involved, including systemic factors such as vascularity and diabetes mellitus as well as local factors such as offloading and proper pH balance of the wound.  However, this process can be made simpler with the use of TCC-EZ® Healing Chamber Total Contact Casting System (Derma Sciences Inc, Princeton, NJ) and cellular and/or tissue-based products such as AMNIOEXCEL® (a dehydrated human amniotic membrane from BioD, LLC, made available by Derma Sciences Inc, Princeton, NJ)....

My Scope of Practice: Supporting the Wound Care Patient

The greatest joys in life are found not only in what we do and feel, but also in our quiet hopes and labors for others. – Bryant McGill, Voice of Reason


There are many ways to help others. Whether it involves ensuring an elderly woman is eating properly or bandaging a young man’s wound, supporting others is always of vital importance. Susan Girolami, RN, BSN, CWOCN, acknowledges this type of service proliferates in the field of wound care. “Serving people with challenges keeps you humble and appreciative of good health,” she says....


The AAWC is pleased to present this extended edition of 2015 news and grateful to OWM for providing the Association the opportunity to highlight AAWC activities and programs throughout the year...

Guest Editorial: A Fruitful Term, A Productive Year

On the AAWC’s 20th anniversary—an occasion that commemorates the historical and successful evolution of the leading interdisciplinary association for wound healing in the United States—I am humbled...

From the Top: A Dream Realized

The AAWC turned 20 years old on September 18, 2015; I have been privileged to be engaged with this organization for nearly 17 of those years....

New Products and Industry News

Patent infringement dispute settled ...