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Wound Awareness Week 2017 - Are You Wound Aware?


Are you aware of what a wound is?

Often, we think of wounds as sores or cuts, however non healing or chronic wounds are a serious health concern, affecting hundreds of thousands of people and costing our health system billions. One type of chronic wound is a leg ulcer. These wounds, on the lower leg, can start out as a small scratch and ulcerate and not heal. Some people have these wounds for years and years. 

Over the past few decades, research and treatment into wounds has changed the way you should look after a chronic wound. For instance, healthcare professionals do not recommend letting your wound dry outor expose to sunlight, as this actually slows and damages the healing process. 

With the help of Denise Drysdale, during the 16 - 20 October 2017, Wounds Australia and the Wound Management Innovation Cooperative Research Centre are asking the Australian public to Be Wound Aware.

Wound Awareness Week is a joint collaborative project between Wounds Australia and the Wound Management Innovation Cooperative Research Centre (Wound CRC).  Find out more what our organisations are doing for improving wound management:

woundaware.com.au/index.html

Upcoming Wounds Australia Events

Wound Wagon Tasmania - The Right Touch
- Fri 3 November, TAS

Wound Awareness Week 2017 - Are You Wound Aware?