AAWC Professional Resources

Below you will find wound care resources, including the AAWC Guidelines and Educational Brochures created by volunteer AAWC leaders to advance the practice of wound care. AAWC is proud to offer these free of charge.

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Managing Wounds as a Team

AAWC has partnered with the European Wound Management Association (EWMA) and the Australian Wound Management Association (AWMA) to develop a joint paper on the multidisciplinary approach to wound care. Access the document from the Journal of Wound Care by clicking on the icon to the left.
View educational videos on Wound Debridement from AAWC Past President
– Robert J. Snyder, DPM, MSc, CWS.

Current AAWC Secretary – Robert J.  Snyder, DPM, MSc, CWS Discusses Debridement - View additional videos on the AAWC YouTube Channel


Paper on Consensus principles for wound care research obtained using a Delphi process. Read it here.

Wound Infection Resources

Wound Infection Guideline Recommendations-Feb.20.2018
Wound Infection Guideline Evidence Table-Feb.20.2018
Wound Infection Guideline Checklist 11.17

The Development and Content Validation of a Multidisciplinary, Evidence-based Wound Infection Prevention and Treatment Guideline. Learn more.

AAWC Educational Brochures

Newest Brochure
 – Eat, Drink, Heal - Fuel for Healing (Explains why good nutrition is important to wound healing) 
Defend your Diabetic Feet (A patient guide with tips to prevent Diabetic Foot Ulcers)
WIN the Battle Against Infection (A patient guide about wound infections and how to treat them)
Clean Up to Heal Up (A Patient Guide to Basic Information – Debridement)
Take the Pressure Off (A Patient Guide for Preventing and Treating Pressure Ulcers)
¡Quitale La Presión (Una Guía para el Paciente para Prevenir y Tratar Úlceras por Presión)
ABCs of Wound Care (For patients and their caregivers) (Newly revised, April 2015)
The Skin You’re In (A guide to protecting skin from climate and the environment)
La piel en la que estás (Una guía para proteger a tu piel del clima y el medio ambiente)
Dress and Compress for Success (A guide to healing your venous ulcer)
CUBRIR y COMPRIMIR para SANAR (Una Guía para Pacientes para Sanar tu Úlcera Venosa)

Other AAWC Resources

AAWC Quality of Care Wound GlossarySearch to find a standard definitions.

AAWC Patients and Caregivers ResourcesFind WIN Newsletters here!

AAWC Wound Patient’s Bill of Rights
Bill of Rights (English Edition)
Bill of Rights (Spanish Edition)