Worldwide Stop Pressure Injury Day
20 November 2014
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) participates each year with local Area groups organisng events to raise awareness of pressure injuries/ulcers, their prevention and management.
Go to the Stop Pressure Injury Day page to read more and download resources.
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:
To improve outcomes and quality of life for patients with wound and skin integrity problems.
To provide and encourage best practice wound management across all health care settings.
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.
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.