Additional Bed Sore Resources

Additional Bed Sore Resources

Given the prevalence of bed sores in nursing homes, hospitals and other care facilities, it is not surprising that the number of organizations established to service this needy group continues to expand. Below are some organizations and groups that many of our readers have come to trust when referencing bed sore: care, treatment, prevention and education.

Advocacy Groups
  • CMTA – Charcot-Marie-Tooth Association: The Charcot-Marie-Tooth association is the organization that has all the information and resources and groups for people who have this disease.

  • American Board of Wound Management: The American Board of Wound Management (formerly the Academy of Wound Management) is a voluntary, not-for-profit organization established for the purpose of credentialing inter-disciplinary practitioners in the field of wound management. The Academy certifies professionals as Certified Wound Care Associates (CWCA), Certified Wound Specialist (CWS) and Certified Wound Specialist Physician (CWSP).

  • National Decubitus Foundation: A site dedicated to eliminating hospital-caused bedsores. The site was developed by physicians who see the devastation of bedsore first-hand.

  • World Wide Wounds: World Wide Wounds is an organization that helps recommend and give feedback on materials used for wound treatment.

  • UK Bedsore Medical Negligence Claims: Simpson Millar LLP, Solicitors

Professional Organizations
  • Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society: the Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society (WOCN) is a professional, international nursing society of more than 4,600 health care professionals who are experts in the care of patients with wound, ostomy and incontinence

  • The American Professional Wound Care Association (APWCA): A hybrid non-profit organization dedicated to to help decrease the rate of complications from all wounds, including acute, chronic, post surgical, post radiation, reconstructive and other problematic wounds.

  • National Consumer Voice for Long-Term Quality Care: The National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care was formed as NCCNHR (National Citizens’ Coalition for Nursing Home Reform) in 1975 because of public concern about substandard care in nursing homes. The Consumer Voice provides information and leadership on federal and state regulatory and legislative policy development and models and strategies to improve care and life for residents of nursing homes and other long-term care facilities.

  • National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel: The National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (NPUAP) is an independent not-for-profit professional organization dedicated to the prevention and management of pressure ulcers. The NPUAP serves as a resource to health care professionals, government, the public, and health care agencies; and welcomes and encourages the participation of those interested in pressure ulcer issues through utilization of NPUAP educational materials, participation at national conferences, and support of efforts in public policy, education and research.

  • Wound Healing Association of Southern Africa: National, Scientific and Practical Resource, available to all South African Health Care professionals who share the mission of advancing and serving the field of wound healing and the care of people with wounds.

Specialized Educational Programs Publications Medical Devices & Equipment
  • Accu-Ruler: A wound measuring tool designed by nurses, for nurses and other medical professionals. Designed to help measure the length, width, depth, tunneling, undermining, and peri-wound skin with only one instrument.

  • Biocore Corp: The Biocore Corp focuses on using collagen to help with wound care.

  • Bio Med Science: Bio Med Sciences has a technology that has treats burns, plastic surgery and aesthetic skin care.

  • Briggs Healthcare: Briggs is a company that helps distribute items such as medical forms and electronic documentation systems,disposable medical supplies, charting systems, education and staff training materials, professional reference products for seniors, nursing home and elder care.

  • Circular Boot Corporations: The Circular Boot ™ is a device that helps heart function.

  • Polymem: Poly mem develops items that help with the wound healing process.

  • Langer Biomechanics: Langer biomechanics develops medical supplies that are in the field of orthopeodics, orthotics and prosthetics.

  • Less Pain: Sponsored by Mölnlycke Health Care, a world provider of single-use surgical and wound care products and services for the professional health care sector.

  • Go! Mobility Solutions: Go! Mobility device allows people with who use wheelchairs to bathe and use the bathroom on the go.

  • Mark Drug Medical Supply: Mark Drug Medical Supply has been a member of the healthcare field for over 25 years. This medical supply company takes pride in providing our customers with the best personal and professional medical care possible. Mark drug is conveniently located in the northwest suburban area of Illinois and can ship anywhere across the USA.

  • Medi-Tech International Corporation: Medi Tech makes high quality easy to use wound care products.

  • Medical Sheepskins: Vendor providing Australian HiTemp UR Medical Sheepskin products offer those confined to a bed or wheelchair to prevent development of bed sores.

  • Smith and Nephew: Smith and Nephew develop medical advancements in the areas of surgical equipment, wound management and biologics and clinical therapies.

  • Medical Department Store: They Offer a Full Line of Medical Equipment Products including Wheelchairs, Walkers, Electric Scooters, Patient lifts, Nebulizers, diabetic supplies and many other health products.

  • Alternating Pressure Mattress: Wendy`s Walkers Mattresses provide alternating pressure and is designed to be used in the prevention, treatment and management of Pressure Ulcers.

  • 1shop4u Discount Furniture, Bar Stools: Quality Furniture from at discounted furniture prices. Accent Decor Furnishings, Bar Stools, lamps and more.

  • Emergency Kits: A full selection of emergency kits for homes, offices and schools to provide complete first aid protection including bandages, ointments and cleaners, gauze, tapes and wraps and many other medical products.

  • Bedsore Solutions: Bedsore Solutions is dedicated to the successful treatment of bedsores and ending the pain and suffering they can bring.

Other Relevant Sites
  • Case Management Resource Guide: The Case Management Resource Guide lists resources for health related cases.

  • NDEI.ORG National Diabetes Education Initiative: The National Diabetes Education Initiative is a multicomponent educational initiative for healthcare professionals featuring clinically relevant information and skillfully designed programs that address practice gaps in diabetes.

  • The Foundation for Peripheral Neuropathy: The Foundation increases awareness of peripheral neuropathy.

  • NDIC National Diabetes International Clearinghouse: The National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse is a site that displays information from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disease.

  • Diabetic Foot Study Group: The Diabetic Foot Study Group is an organization in Europe that wants to promote all knowledge of Diabetes.

  • NIDDK National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases: The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases supports research on public health dealing with most of these diseases.

  • JAN – Job Accommodation Network: JAN is a resource of for people who need accommodations in the workplace due to a disability.

  • Cerebral Palsy Lawyers FAQ: A web resource dedicated to providing information on the latest developments in cerebral palsy research, treatment and legal developments impacting the rights of children with cerebral palsy and other types of birth injuries.

  • BFE – The Biofeedback Foundation of Europe: BFE is a group on clinicians and researchers who are trying to spread the information that is being studied about biofeedback in the medical field.

  • Oncolink: Oncolink is a resource developed by cancer specialists to help cancer patients and all of those in the patients related to the patient.

  • Nursing Home Injury Laws: A compilation of applicable laws for patients and their families seeking legal guidance related to the development of a bed sore in a nursing home or hospital setting. Nursing Home Injury Laws has links to applicable state laws as well as contact information for families who wish to report poor care to applicable regulatory authorities.

  • WoundSource: Organized by Kestrel Health Information, Inc., the site provides wound care professionals clinically-reviewed, non-biased wound care hospital supplies information.

  • Apparelyzed: Provides patient information about acute spinal cord injuries, as well as treatment, symptoms, information on long term rehabilitation issues and peer support, to help improve the quality of life of those affected by a spinal cord injury. Includes active support forums.

  • Spinal Cord Injury Information Pages: Resource for those living with a spinal cord injury or other disabling injuries or diseases of the spine.

  • Northwest Regional Spinal Cord Injury System: Located within the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at University of Washington Medical Center and Harborview Medical Center, the mission of the center is to improve the lives of people with SCI through excellent patient care, research and education.

  • Wound Care Consultants: The Wound Care Consultants use Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) to treat patients with chronic non-healing wounds, bone infections, tissue injuries and other injuries that can benefit from oxygen increased environments.

  • Association for the Advancement of Wound Care: AAWC is a not-for-profit association that exists to be the leader in interdisciplinary wound healing and tissue preservation. We are a multidisciplinary – membership driven organization providing benefits to our members. AAWC has free memberships for chronic wound sufferers and their caregivers.

  • Senior Connections CAAA: Senior Connections is dedicated to helping seniors maintain quality of life and independence as they age.

  • Handi Help: website that contains simple ideas and tools that are either inexpensive to purchase or cost little to make. Hopefully, these suggestions will help physically challenged individuals overcome some of the frustrations they face daily.

  • Able Travel: The purpose of this site is to make adventure travel – whether for holiday, work or study – easier for people with disabilities, seniors and those with temporary limited mobility.

  • Manual Mobility: Information for handicapped – Using your muscles for mobility

  • Disabled Online: The internet portal for people with special needs and disabilities

  • Neurotech Network: Neurotechnology is the application of medical technology, devices and treatments to improve functions throughout many parts of the body. Hundreds of thousands of people with neurological or psychiatric disabilities have already been helped by neurotechnology.

  • Medicine Directory: The world’s health and medical information for disease, medical dictionary, drug information, prescription medications and drug side effects, diseases and conditions, cancer information.

  • Who Moved My Dentures?: Essential Information for Boomers on Healthcare, Aging and Care giving. Blog by Anthony Cirillo.

  • Access for All: Provides resources, referrals, services, and products to help and support people with disabilities

  • Healthy Directory, Healthy Living Information, Physical Activity Guide: provides useful information on health, fitness, alternative medicine, animal health, dentistry, fitness, health insurance, long term care, nutrition, pharmacy, weight loss & yoga.

  • DisabilityUK: One of the worlds most popular disability information sites.

If your organization provides services or products related to pressure sore prevention, treatment or education, please contact Jonathan Rosenfeld, for more information on becoming part of our resource directory.