Links & Support

Please note that inclusion of these professional organizations and journals does not imply endorsement, but is merely presenting information as a reference for the reader.

Pressure Ulcer Resources

National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (NPUAP)
European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (EPUAP)
The Pan Pacific Pressure Injury Alliance (PPPIA)
IHI-Five Million Lives: Prevent Pressure Ulcers
ISDH: Pressure Ulcer Resource Center – Indiana Department of Public Health
Preventing Pressure Ulcers in Hospitals: A toolkit for Improving Quality of Care
Healthcare Improvement Scotland
Braden Scale
Waterlow Scale

Quality Improvement Organizations

Atlantic Quality Innovation Organization
CIMRO of Nebraska
eQHealth Solutions Louisiana
Healthcare Quality Strategies, Inc. New Jersey
Health Insight Oregon
Masspro – Massachusetts
Metastar, Inc. Wisconsin
Mountain-Pacific Quality Health for Hawaii and the U.S. Pacific Territories
Mountain-Pacific Quality Health for Wyoming
North Dakota Quality Health Associates
Oklahoma Foundation for Medical Quality
Primaris of Missouri
Quality Insights
Stratis Health Minnesota
Telligen Colorado, Illinois & Iowa
TMF Health Quality Institute Texas
West Virginia Medical Institute

Government Agencies


Department of Health UK
Ministry of Health New Zealand

United States

Access to Medical Care for Individuals with Mobility Disabilities (ADA)
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (formerly AHCPR)
AHRQ’s Safety Program for Nursing Homes
Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)
Department of Health and Human Services
Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
Hospital Compare
Lower Extremity Amputation Prevention Program (LEAP)
National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases
National Library of Medicine
Nursing Home Compare
Office of Inspector General
Quality Payment Program


Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health (CADTH)
Health Canada


Advances in Wound Care
Advances in Wound and Skin Care
American Journal of Infection Control
Chronic Wound Care Management and Research
Diabetic Foot Canada e-Journal
DermWeb Dermatology Journals and Publications List
European Wound Management Association (EWMA) Journal
International Journal of Lower Extremity Wounds
International Wound Journal
Journal of Tissue Viability
Journal of Wound, Ostomy, Continence Nurses Society (WOCN)
Journal of Wound Care
Ostomy Wound Management
Pedorthics Magazine
Podiatry Today
The Dermatologist
Today’s Wound Clinic
World Wide Wounds
Wound Care Canada
Wound Care Therapies
Wound Repair and Regeneration
Wounds International
WOUNDS: A Compendium of Clinical Research and Practice
Wounds-UK Journal

Other Resources

Advancing Excellence In America’s Nursing Homes
Biofilm Community
Cochrane Collaboration
Dermnet Skin Disease Image Atlas
Diabetes in Control
Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI)
Kennedy Terminal Ulcer
National Institute for Health and Care Excellence – UK
National Quality Forum
Physician’s Desk Reference online
Wound Source (product listing)
Wound Care Centers

Professional Associations and Other Organizations


International Compression Club
International Ostomy Association
International Society for Prosthetics and Orthotics
Joanna Briggs Institute for Evidence Based Nursing
World Council of Enterostomal Therapists
World Union of Wound Healing Societies

United States

A Leg to Stand on
Alliance of Wound Care Stakeholders
American Academy of Dermatology
American Board of Venous & Lymphatic Medicine
American Board of Wound Management
American Burn Association
American College of Phlebology Foundation
American College of Wound Healing and Tissue Repair
American Diabetes Association
American Medical Directors Association
American Orthotics and Prosthetic Association
American Physical Therapy Association
American Podiatric Medical Association
American Professional Wound Care Association
Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology
Association of Children’s Orthotic-Prosthetic Clinics
Baromedical Nurses Association
Dystrophic Epidermolysis Bullosa Research Association (DEBRA)
Federal Interdisciplinary Skin Integrity Group
Lymphatic Research Foundation
National Academy for Dermatology Nurse Practitioners
National Alliance of Wound Care and Ostomy
National Association Directors of Nursing Administration in Long Term Care
National Database of Nursing Quality Indicators
National Lymphedema Network
National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel
National Quality Forum
Save a Leg Save a Life
Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine Society
Wound Care Nursing
Wound Healing Society
Wound Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society
Wound Reach Foundation


Canadian Association of Wound Care
Canadian Association for Enterostomal Therapy
Registered Nurses Association of Ontario


Assicoacao Portuguesa de Tratamento de Feridas
Associazione Italiana Ulcere Cutanee
Austrian Wound Association
British Lymphology Association
Croatian Wound Association
Czech Wound Management Society
Danish Wound Healing Society
Deutshe Society for Wound Healing
Diabetic Foot Italy
Dutch Organization for Wound Professionals
European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology
European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel
European Tissue Repair Society
European Underwater and Baromedical Society
European Venous Forum
European Wound Management Association
Grupo Associativo de Investigacão em Feridas
Grupo Nacional para el Estudio y Asesoramiente en Ulceras por Precisión y Heridas Crónicas (ES)
Initiative Chronische Wunden (DE)
Italian Association for Cutaneous Ulcers
Italian Nurse Association for the Study of Cutaneous Ulcers
La Société Francaise et Francophone de Plaies et Cicatrisations
Leg Ulcer Forum (IE)
Lindsay Leg Club Foundation (UK)
Lymphoedema Support Network (UK)
Norwegian Wound Healing Association
Prevention Education Recherche Soins Ecarres (FR)
Serbian Wound Healing Society
Society of Vascular Nurses (UK)
Swiss Association for Wound Care
Tissue Viability Online (UK)
Tissue Viability Society (UK)
Vascular Society of Great Britain and Ireland


Wound Healing Association of Southern Africa


Australasian Lymphology Association
Australasian Wound and Tissue Repair Society (AWTRS)
Australian Wound Management Association


Brazilian Dermatology Nursing Association
Brazilian Association of Enterostomal Therapy


The Japan Society for Hyperbaric and Undersea Medicine