Founded in 1989, the Wound Healing Society (WHS) is known both nationally and internationally as the premier scientific organization focused on wound healing research and education. Our mission is to improve wound healing outcomes through science, professional education and communication.
The Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society (UHMS) is an international non-profit organization serving more than 2,400 members from more than 50 countries. The UHMS is the primary source of scientific information for diving and hyperbaric medicine physiology.
The mission of the international nonprofit National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), established in 1896, is to reduce the worldwide burden of fire and other hazards on the quality of life by providing and advocating consensus codes and standards, research, training, and education.
The American College of Hyperbaric Medicine was formed in 1983 by a group of physicians practicing the developing specialty of hyperbaric medicine who noticed the need for a national professional organization dedicated to serving as a medical specialty society. The ACHM has worked to develop an image of hyperbaric oxygen therapy as a distinct medical specialty, often requiring full time practice.
The National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (NPUAP) serves as the authoritative voice for improved patient outcomes in pressure ulcer prevention and treatment through public policy, education and research.
The Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society™ (WOCN®) is a professional nursing society, which supports its members by promoting educational, clinical and research opportunities to advance the practice and guide the delivery of expert health care to individuals with wounds, ostomies and incontinence.
The Association for the Advancement of Wound Care was conceived in 1995. It is the preeminent, multidisciplinary organization dedicated to the research and clinical application of evidence – based wound care. As a not for profit association, AAWC gives numerous benefits to build a collaborative wound care community for optimal care of those who suffer with chronic non-healing wounds.
Links to Resources
Today’s Wound Clinic Magazine
American College of Hyperbaric Medicine
American Association of Wound Care Management (AAWCM)
Wound Care Information Network
The American Academy of Wound Management (CWS)
American Diabetes Association
National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Freedom From Smoking
The Joint Commission
Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society (WOCN)