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The AAWC Pressure Ulcer Guidelines

Bolton, Laura PhD,; Girolami, Sue BSN, RN, CWOCN; Hurlow, Jennifer GNP-BC, CWCN

AJN, American Journal of Nursing: September 2013 - Volume 113 - Issue 9 - p 58–63
doi: 10.1097/01.NAJ.0000434179.06223.0c
Wound Wise

Wound care teams have a new set of tools to improve outcomes.

Laura Bolton is an adjunct associate professor in the Department of Surgery at the Robert Wood Johnson University Medical School, New Brunswick, NJ. She is also cochairwoman of the Association for the Advancement of Wound Care (AAWC) Guideline Task Force. Sue Girolami is clinical manager at Therapy Support in Cincinnati, OH, as well as cochairwoman of the AAWC Guideline Task Force. Jennifer Hurlow is an NP with Plastic Surgery Group of Memphis, Germantown, TN, and a member of the AAWC Guideline Task Force. Contact author: Laura Bolton, llbolton@gmail.com. Wound Wiser is coordinated by Lia van Rijswijk: lvanrijswijk@holyfamily.edu.

The authors have disclosed no potential conflicts of interest, financial or otherwise.The authors gratefully acknowledge efforts of the AAWC Guideline Task Force members who worked with cochairwomen Laura Bolton and Sue Girolami to develop the Association for the Advancement of Wound Care Guideline of Pressure Ulcer Guidelines. Those who consented to be acknowledged in print are: Teri Berger, BSN, RN, CWCN, Soofia Kahn, MD, MBBS, M Gen. Surgery, Diane Merkle, PhD, APRN, CWOCN, Patrick McNees, PhD, FAAN, and Laurie Rappl, DPT, PT, CWS.

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