Wound Aware

The Wound Aware website was built to support our annual Wound Awareness Week which has been created to help raise awareness of chronic wounds across Australia. Each year we call on Wounds Australia members, members of the general public, health care professionals and those that have suffered with a chronic wound to show their support throughout the week.

Wound Awareness Week 2020

 

This year the campaign will highlight the issues and treatments for wounds caused using PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) in response to COVID-19 pandemic, Chronic wounds, Pressure Injuries and Venous Leg Ulcers. The week will:

-  Encourage professionals to start a conversation about hard to heal wounds and the hidden costs associated with it

-  Increase awareness of chronic wounds including identifying wound warning signs, (pain, fluid, smell, over 30 days to heal), know who is most at risk from chronic wounds and what actions to take if they have a wound that won't heal.

- Increase awareness of wounds caused by PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) in response to COVID-19.

-  Increase awareness of Pressure Injuries and Venous Leg Ulcers.


Visit our website www.woundaware.com.au to know more about our initiative.