The AAWC Research Committee has developed educational posters. The goal of the posters is to help clinicians develop higher-quality work when submitting future SAWC posters around nonrandomized, controlled clinical trials. AAWC educational posters now can be accessed through the AAWC Website under “Professional Resources.” You also can view AAWC Educational Research posters at the SAWC Spring and SAWC Fall during poster hall session hours.
Additionally, as a part of our educational efforts, the AAWC Research Department reviews and critiques a select number of posters that have already been accepted for display at these meetings.
Authors of selected posters are required to submit their poster content to the AAWC Research Committee Chair for review before the meeting. Each poster the AAWC Research Committee reviews is recognized with a special certificate for allowing AAWC to conduct this additional, educational critique.
A small number of posters reviewed by the AAWC Research Committee are selected to be included in the “AAWC Research Poster Grand Rounds,” a fairly new educational session offered by the AAWC during the SAWC Spring and Fall conferences. The “AAWC Wound Research Poster Grand Rounds” are walking sessions during the SAWC, where attendees assemble and are given a brief lecture outlining the key points on how to improve methodology of wound research. The session includes the AAWC’s educational posters, as well as those critiqued by the AAWC Research Committee. This is an exciting opportunity to increase the rigor and the strength of our work in wound care. Please consider submitting your wound research for review and critique by AAWC in the future. The SAWC will begin accepting abstracts for the fall meeting (to be held September 12–14, 2012, in Baltimore, MD) on Monday, April 30, 2012.
The AAWC Venous Ulcer Guideline 5-year update has met the rigorous standards of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality’s (AHRQ) distinguished National Guideline Clearinghouse (NGC), and will soon be on its website, www.guideline.gov . Access the full updated guideline is now located in the AAWC’s professional resource center.
Enjoy added implementation tools:
• A simple, clear handy algorithm as the Guideline’s last page
• A patient brochure to help keep patients on the wound care team
• A summary of evidence so users can gauge the quality of each recommendation’s supporting evidence.
This is the most comprehensive, content-validated, and evidence-based Venous Ulcer Guideline available!