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AAWM has created a Wound Care Book Store in association with to help those who wish to prepare for the Wound Management Board Certification Exam.

There is not one standard textbook recommended for studying for the CWS® examination. Any of the comprehensive wound care texts listed below may be of benefit as a review for a variety of topics, however, questions may come from the following books as well as industry journals.

AAWM does not sell books or recommend their purchase. The link below is offered only as a service.

AAWM has listed sites in addition to for some of the books.

Wound Care : A Collaborative Practice Manual for Physical Therapists and Nurses
by Carrie Sussman (Editor), Barbara Bates-Jensen (Editor)
Price: $85.00, Paperback. 256 pgs. (January 1998) Aspen Publishers, Inc.; ISBN: 0834207486

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Chronic Wound Care: A Clinical Source Book for Healthcare Professionals
by Drs. Diane Krasner (Editor), Gary Sibbald (Editor), George T. Rodeheaver (Editor)
Price: $79.95, Softcover; $99.95, Hardcover. 782 pgs. 3rd edition. HMP Communications

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Acute and Chronic Wounds : Nursing Management
by Ruth Bryant (Editor)

Hardcover (June 2000) Mosby Inc.; ISBN: 1556644108

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Clinical Wound Management
by Prem P. Gogia
Price: $35.00, Paperback. (January 1995) Slack, Inc.; ISBN: 1556422342
Wound Healing : Alternatives in Management (Contemporary Perspectives in Rehabilitation)
by Joseph M. McCulloch (Editor), Luther C. Kloth (Editor)
Price: $49.95, Hardcover. 442 pgs. 3rd edition (August 2001) F A Davis Co; ISBN: 0803608330
The Molecular and Cellular Biology of Wound Repair
(The Language of Science) by R. A. F. Clark (Editor)
Price: $162.00, Hardcover. 2nd edition (April 2002) Plenum Pub Corp; ISBN: 030645159X

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Clinical Guide to Wound Care
by Cathy Thomas Hess
Price: $34.95, Paperback. 487 pgs. 4th Spiral edition (January 2002) Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Publishers; ISBN: 1582551693

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Levin and O'Neal's the Diabetic Foot
by John H. Bowker, Michael A. Pfeifer
Price: $119.00, Hardcover. 6th edition (January 2001) Mosby-Year Book; ISBN: 155664471X

Additional Reading Materials:

AHCPR Wound Care Guidelines
The Agency for Health Care Policy and Research pressure ulcer prevention guidelines is now available on-line.

University of Pennsylvania Venous Leg Ulcer Guidelines
The Department of Rehab Medicine at UPenn is happy to provide guidelines upon request. Please visit this website for contact information, or contact Arlene at 215-898-4969 to order a copy. Please note that the mailing address should include "3400 Spruce Street" in addition to what is posted.

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