The NZ Wound Care Society, supported by ACC, presents New Zealand’s 1st Wound Awareness Week – 24th to the 30th August 2020. Each year will focus on a different wound topic, with Skin Tears the focus for 2020.

Wounds Awareness Week is an exciting opportunity to reach out to all New Zealanders for the first time, increasing awareness of “What Skin Tears are”, “Who is at risk”, and strategies to manage these wounds if they fail to heal. Additionally, this week is an opportunity to provide education and information to those working across a variety of health disciplines; including general practice, aged care, community and DHB services and allied healthcare professionals, and many others, contributing to evidence based practice, skill and knowledge development, ultimately contributing to positive outcomes for individuals.


We will be kicking off the week with a webinar @ 1pm on Monday 24th August for approximately 1hour and 15minutes.


The presentation will be recorded and available from the NZWCS website (after the webinar). Look for the ‘Wound Awareness Week’ tab to access and show throughout the week to your nurses, colleagues, employees etc.

Get Involved and organise education sessions in your workplace over this week, so that we can increase awareness around SKIN TEARS.

Join us in celebrating this monumental week and spread the word around


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