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Welcome to the New Zealand Wound Care Society Website

The New Zealand Wound Care Society Inc (NZWCS) is a voluntary organisation made up of health care professionals from a variety of disciplines who share a common interest in wound management. As an organisation it gives its members an opportunity to share experience, expertise and knowledge providing a forum to network with other members throughout the country.

The aims of the Society are:

  1. To improve outcomes and quality of life for patients with wound and skin integrity problems.
  2. To provide and encourage best practice wound management across all health care settings.
  3. To be a recognised voice at national and local level in any issues relating to wound healing or maintaining skin integrity.

To achieve these aims the NZWCS has a focus on education and professional development, as well as fostering and encouraging an evidence-based approach to wound management. The Society holds regular local education sessions and study days, which are organised by Area Coordinators, and a biennial national conference. Members also receive two international wound care journals and the Society's own newsletter Tissue Issue.

More about the NZWCS ...

Please feel free to look through our website. You can find out more about the Society and its work on the About us and Committee and coordinators. The Links page has links to useful and informative wound related websites. You will find upcoming events and education opportunities in the Calender and Education pages, and the Society newsletter Tissue Issue is also available to read.

For information on joining the Society please visit the Join NZWCS page.


Special NZWCS Member offer from the Journal of Wound Care
The Journal of Wound Care has a special NZWCS member discount subscription offer (click on the link above).



The New Zealand Wound Care Society, in conjunction with Wendy White WoundCare and The Catalyzers are pleased to be able to bring you the inaugural

WOUNDjuice WEBINAR SERIES

Webinar 6 of 6 - HEID-PIE: Evaluation- Knowing what outcomes we need to measure.

PLEASE NOTE DATE CHANGE - Wednesday April 30th, commencing promptly at 6pm NZT

This is the last of a series of 6 x 1 hour live webinars, get the 'juice' on Evaluation - Knowing what outcomes we need to measure. During this session find out how to:

  • Evaluate outcomes relevant to person, region, skin and wounds
  • Clarify the indicators: positive and negative
  • Understand the implications – objective versus subjective
  • Explore the tools of the trade (scales, photography, planimetry)
  • Adopt the mantra – if you can’t measure it you can’t manage it!

Join presenter and founder of WOUNDjuice, Wendy White, a Nurse Consultant, Educator and Director in private practice based in New South Wales, Australia. This webinar will provide you with one hour of continuing professional development.

If you are a registered health care professional caring for those at risk of, or have, a wound in a variety of health care settings, this session is relevant to you.

Read further information on the Woundjuice webinar series and find out how to register go to the Education Page.

Download an information flyer about the webinar.

 


 

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See the Conference Website for more information: http://www.awma2014.com.au

Download the conference brochure.


 

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Worldwide Stop Pressure Injury Day 2013

21 November 2013

Worldwide STOP Pressure Injury (Ulcer) day started in 2012 following a meeting of Spanish speaking wound care organisations who agreed and signed the Declaration of Rio. This initiative aims to increase awareness of pressure injuries amongst the public, medical professionals and politicians. The European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (EPUAP), acknowledging and applauding this work, joined and encouraged countries internationally to participate. The New Zealand Wound Care Society (NZWCS) participated in 2012 and is doing so again in 2013.

Go to the STOP Pressure Injury Page