Publications

Having access to evidence-based clinical research ensures that our members can deliver quality wound care to the Australian community. It’s for this reason that we have made our standards and guidelines free to download on our website to all our members. Our publications cover a variety of different wounds and are reviewed on a regular basis to ensure the information you are receiving is always up-to-date. We’ve also made hard copies of our publications available to purchase at the Online Store (our members receive a heavily discounted rate).

If this sounds like something you would benefit from then you can find out more about each of our publications below:

If this sounds like something you would benefit from then you can find out more about each of our publications below:

This document has been developed to support health care professionals in the application of aseptic technique in wound dressing procedure. It is based on the Australian Guidelines for the Prevention and Control of Infection in Healthcare and Standard 3 - ‘Preventing and Controlling Healthcare Associated Infections’ within the National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards.

This evidence-based document provides a framework for promoting best practice in wound prevention and management. The Standards are a valuable tool for guiding clinical practice and the development of policies, procedures and education programs. The aim of the Standards is to facilitate quality care outcomes for individuals with or at-risk of wounds.

This guideline was developed by the Australian Wound Management Association and the New Zealand Wound Care Society. It presents a comprehensive review of the assessment, diagnosis, management and prevention of venous leg ulcers within the Australian and New Zealand health care context, based on the best evidence available up to January 2011.

This guideline has been developed by Wounds Australia and the Australian Pressure Injury Advisory Panel in partnership with independent, multidisciplinary experts throughout Australia and the New Zealand Wound Care Society, the Nursing Service, Ministry of Health, Singapore and Hong Kong Enterotomal Therapists Association.

This guideline is the result of a collaborative effort among the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (NPUAP), European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (EPUAP) and Pan Pacific Pressure Injury Alliance (PPPIA).

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Accessing the variety of health care services required by people living with a wound can be a complex and often confusing experience. Similar challenges are frequently faced by health care personnel as they seek to navigate the many referral processes to coordinate a package of services for a client. Whilst the term interdisciplinary care is frequently used in wound management literature, detailed descriptions and pragmatic solutions for the implementation and operation of these are frequently missing. Questions such as; "how is time allocated to team meetings?", "how should funding models be changed to accommodate a team approach?", "can varied access to a medical record be achieved?" or "what facilitates mutual respect in the team?" are often not addressed. The Managing Wounds as a Team position document attempts to address such deficits. It has been developed as a collaboration between the AAWC, AWMA, and EWMA and is aimed at providing pragmatic advise for clinicians wishing to enhance the interdisciplinary nature of the service provided to the client.

  • eHealth in Wound Care

This document aims to provide wound care clinicians with a rapid and structured overview of the key issues related to use of eHealth applications (telemedicine and telehealth) within wound care. This includes:

  • An overview of terminology and available literature
  • Guidance on the methodology for evaluation of eHealth solutions
  • An introduction to and discussion of the potential benefits of eHealth technologies in wound care, and the possible barriers to their implementation
  • Recommendations for ensuring a good implementation process and supporting involvement of wound care professionals in safeguarding that eHealth solutions meet the needs of the patients.

Other publications

We offer many other publications developed with partners including the Use of Oxygen Therapies in Wound Healing and Wound Infection in Clinical Practice.