- Official status as a non-profit organisation that focuses primarily on pressure ulcers prevention and treatment and wound care;
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Institute of Health Information and Statistics of the Czech Republic was established in 1960. The Institute is an organisational component of the State, its founder is Ministry of Health.
National Health Information System is defined in Act no. 372/2011Sb, On health services and conditions of their provision (Act on health services) in Section 70, paragraph 1 (the Act is valid since April. 2012).
The Faculty of Medicine of Masaryk University is one of the nine faculties of Masaryk University, which specializes in teaching medical disciplines, medical specializations and scientific research. It was founded in 1919 and is one of the four oldest faculties of the university. At present the Faculty of Medicine is one of ten medical faculties in the Czech Republic
The Czech Society for Wound Healing
We are a Civic Association of doctors and nurses of various specialization in clinical medicine from all of Czech republic. Our association was created out of need to provide highest quality care for chronic wounds and defects that is based on the latest research. Members include physicians of various specializations, nurses from hospitals as well as home care, graduate students and academics. Lay caregivers are also welcome to become members.
The Ministry of Health of the Czech Republic is the central state administration body in the field of health care and public health protection.
Tissue Viability Society
The overarching aim of the TVS is: “to provide expertise in wound management”. Our Mission is: “to disseminate information, promote research and increase awareness of all aspects of good clinical practice in wound prevention and management”.
Wondzorg.net brings together nurses, doctors and health care professionals to broaden and disseminate their knowledge of wound care and tissue repair, stoma and foot care. Wondzorg.net works together with national and international partners, organizations and companies to achieve this goal in a permanent and high-quality way. Wondzorg.net specializes in organizing tailor-made courses, conferences and training.
To improve knowledge among health professionals about the prevention and treatment of wounds and to create and support frameworks for research and training on them. To raise awareness among health professionals, institutions and the health system and society in general about the problem of wounds.
EduWond is a unique collaborative platform of Ghent University Association (AUGent), formalised in 2008 to enhance education in wound diagnosis and wound care. Promotion of and contribution to evidence-based practice and financial independency from industry are the key elements in all EduWond activities. To Date, EduWond coordinates the AUGent postgraduate programme for stomatherapy and wound care (30 ECTS creditcs), wound care symposia and workshops, a wound care research working group, and an e-learning application. The aim of EduWond is to pool clinical expertise and insights from scientific research related to wound care and to open it up widely to nurses, midwives, doctors and other professional health professionals through education.
Swiss Association for Wound Care
“Stronger together” is the motto of the SAfW umbrella company founded in 2016 to unite the two SAfW (Swiss Association for Wound care) associations in German and French-speaking Switzerland. In this field, health professionals from different backgrounds such as doctors, nurses, podiatrists, physiotherapists and others work together to harmonise good practice in wound prevention and management at national level with the aim to improve quality of care and patient safety, develop education and continuing education programmes for health professionals, give priority to inter-professional dialogue and promote research.
French section of the Swiss Association for Wound Care
Both nationally and internationally, the mission of SAfW-Romande is to gather, centralize, study, and validate all preventive and therapeutic procedures related to skincare and wound healing. the SAfW-Romande aims to harmonise clinical practice among professionals in French-Switzerland, to improve patient care through interdisciplinarity and interprofessional dialogue including the individual as a central care partner, to encourage evidence-based practice, and to support participation in research.
Danish Wound Healing Society
Dansk Selskab for Saarheling (Danish Wound Healing Society) aims to spread knowledge about wound healing and to organize and coordinate congresses and meetings about it. DSFS seeks to promote and support education and research in the field of wound healing, including wound types, epidemiology, pathogenesis, pathology, diagnostics, prevention and treatment of wounds of various etiologies. DSFS works actively for collaboration between professional groups, organizations, companies and individuals with interests in all branches of wound healing and treatment.
Italian Association Skin Ulcers
Associazione Italiana Ulcere Cutanee – Italian Association Skin Ulcers (AIUC)
The association’s chief goal is to promote scientific seminars aimed to disseminate, update and enhance knowledge on physiopathology, clinic, diagnosis and treatment of ulcerative cutaneous lesions as well as improve prevention strategies.
The Portuguese Wound Management Association (APTFeridas) is a non-profit organization that brings together all the health professionals involved in the prevention and treatment of patients with wounds. It’s main objectives are: to disseminate and produce new knowledge; to develop the education of professionals and caregivers; to collaborate with Governmental Institutions in health policies associated to patients with wounds; – to collaborate on the implementation of quality life improvement projects; to research and develop new technologies; to promote principles and rules on wound management; to collaborate with the Portuguese Public Health and other Public or Private Health Organisations; to promote publications and whitepapers.
Swedish Wound Care Nurse Association
- to strive for excellence in wound management on all levels
- to share experiences about the wound and wound treatment, and to suggest solutions to these problems
- to build bridges between Industry and Health care
The Wound Management Association of Ireland was established in May 1996 by a multidisciplinary group of healthcare professionals interested in raising the profile of wound care within Ireland. WMAI Executive was elected at the 2015 National WMAI Conference. The Wound Management Association is a voluntary non-profitable organization whose main objectives are:
~ To promote a multi-professional approach to Wound Management
~ To promote the highest standard of Wound Management through education
~ To promote research into all aspects of Wound Management
~ To disseminate reports and publications relating to the work of the association.
The Finnish Wound Care Society was established on 1995. The aims of FWCS are
– to promote multiprofessional co-operation in the prevention of wound problems and in the holistic care of wound patients.
– to promote good quality of care of the wound patients
– to promote multidisciplinary research and experiments for the development of wound care
– to promote professional education in wound care
Belgian Pressure Ulcer Guidelines
Brazilian Society of Nursing in Wounds and Aesthetics
British Healthcare Trades Association (BHTA)
Deutschsprachige Medizinische Gesellschaft für Paraplegie e.V
Irish Wound Management Association
Japanese Society for Wound Healing
Spanish Society of Wounds
Tissue Viability Society
Wound Care Association of New South Wales
Wound Healing Society (USA)
Woundcare Belgium WCS
Woundcare CNC Belgium
European Tissue Repair Society
European Wound Management Association
International Biotherapy Society
National Advisory Group for the Study of Pressure Ulcers and Chronic Wounds
National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel
Posture & Mobility Group
SKINT Research Group
Wound Care Jobs International