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Association for the Advancement of Wound Care Partners with Save a Leg, Save a Life Foundation to Help Patients by Addressing Wound Care Education Needs of Clinicians in Resource Poor Areas of the United States


MALVERN, Pa., Oct. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Association for the Advancement of Wound Care (AAWC) is pleased to announce a joint project with the Save a Leg, Save a Life Foundation (SALSAL). The project's mission is to bring the science of wound care to the under-served in resource poor areas of the United States by teaching clinicians the most current, advanced, evidence-based wound care practices.  The goal of the project is for AAWC and SALSAL member volunteers to visit resource poor areas of the United States that have been determined to be high risk areas for patients with non-healing wounds.  Unfortunately, there are many clinicians in the US that do not have access to the most up to date wound care practices. Education is paramount to health providers in these communities.  AAWC and SALSAL will determine the geographic areas in need of education and support within the United States, and more information will be provided to those who inquire.

The mission of the volunteer will be to train local health care personnel who can then provide practiced wound care, and in time, assume the role of training others.  Qualified volunteers will be health care professionals who are AAWC Members and who are actively providing wound care or are working with wounds in an academic setting, a clinical practice, wound research, or infection control.  Previous clinical or academic teaching experience will be preferred but not required. 

If you are not currently a member of AAWC, clinician dues are currently 25% off (only $108.75). Financial benefits can equal savings of hundreds of dollars per year; not to mention the wealth of professional resources and leadership opportunities available. Healthcare professionals should consider joining to support our mission today. Dues are tax-deductible. Individuals with wounds and their lay-caregivers, as well as non-healthcare professionals who are advocates for quality wound care, can stay abreast of association news, receive patient and lay-public oriented education and join for free.

ABOUT AAWC - AAWC is the largest, not-for-profit, multi-specialty organization in the United States dedicated to the research and clinical application of evidence-based wound care. Our mission is to be the leader in interdisciplinary wound healing and tissue preservation. AAWC offers membership, benefits and resources to everyone involved in wound care, including healthcare professionals, patients, lay-caregivers, clinics/facilities, corporations, students, retirees, and advocates.  All are encouraged to Like AAWC on Facebook, where near daily updates on AAWC activities and benefits are provided.

ABOUT SALSAL – SALSAL's mission is to reduce the number of lower extremity amputations and to improve the quality of life for our fellow citizens who are afflicted with wounds and complications of diabetes and peripheral arterial disease.  SALSAL accomplishes these goals by educating professionals, students and patients through advanced evidence based methods, community intervention and patient advocacy.

SOURCE Association for the Advancement of Wound Care