AAWC International Partner Session
AAWC, the Association for the Advancement of Wound Care
Title of Session: AAWC, Your International Partner Presents: A Global View of Wound Care: Past, Present and Future
- Barbara Bates-Jensen, PhD, RN, FAAN , AAWC Secretary
Topic: The Standard of Care: AAWC Helping to Create a Paradigm Shift
- Robert Snyder, DPM, MSc, CWS, AAWC Past President
Topic: The Multidisciplinary Approach to Wound Management: Working in Tandem to Affect Change
- Vickie R. Driver, MS, DPM, FACFAS, AAWC President
Topic: Endpoints and Clinical Research: A Global Conundrum
Attendees will spend the first several minutes reviewing the mission statement of AAWC, discussing how AAWC is helping to standardize care through consensus documents concerning pressure ulcers and venous leg ulcers, and learning about the combined diabetic foot ulcer and infection initiatives.
Thereafter, attendees will explore the rationale leading to a combined initiative between AAWC, EWMA, and AWCA in solidifying common definitions and goals to outline the concept of multidisciplinary wound care. Understanding the importance of viewing the patient as the centerpiece of the team will be discussed as well as some of the challenges that may lead to a dysfunctional healthcare team. Several solutions will be proffered that may lead to trust, interdisciplinary teamwork, and a successful wound care team.
The session will finish with discussing the challenges regarding endpoints in clinical research, reviewing the combined AAWC/WHS initiatives to create appropriate endpoints that are consistent with the wound healing space, and considering what the future may hold for AAWC and the profession in reaching this goal.
Time will be allotted for thoughtful dialogue and questions/answers.
Conceived in 1995, AAWC is the leading professional, multidisciplinary, membership organization in the United States dedicated to interprofessional wound healing and tissue preservation. With its mission is to advance the care of people with and at risk for wounds, AAWC promotes excellence in education, clinical practice, public policy, and research. Our members continue to build a collaborative community to facilitate optimal care for those who suffer with wounds. This community encourages an equal partnership among all individuals who are involved in the care of patients. Celebrate AAWC's 20th Anniversary and join online at www.aawconline.org to receive unmatched financial and other exclusive benefits and programs.