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Terry Swanson (RN, PGCert (Periop), MHSc, NP, FAWMA, FMACNP, NPWM) is a Fellow of the Australian Wound Management Association and Life Member of Victorian Branch in recognition of her contribution to the field of wound management at a state, national, and international level. She is the current Chair of the International Wound Infection Institute and Nursing Representative of AWMA. Terry has held positions of responsibility for several state and national nursing and wound related organisations. Her research interests have focused on wound infection and Low Frequency Ultrasound Debridement. She has worked in the field of wound management since the early 1990s and currently manages an outpatient clinic and hospital wound service at South West Healthcare in Warrnambool, Victoria.

Margo Asimus (NP, RN, RM, STN, Cert IV Training & Assessment, NPWM) commenced her career in wound management as a stomal therapist in 1995. By 1996 she had founded a regional wound interest group to promote education in the Hunter Valley. She is the current President of Australian Wound Management Association (AWMA) and immediate past President of the New South Wales branch of AWMA. In 2009 Margo was acknowledged as a clinical leader for her work in developing a pressure injury prevention program which went on to win the NSW Clinical Excellence Commission Award. She was again recognised for her outstanding work in wound management by winning the Health Districts Clinical Leader of the Year award in 2011. The esteemed award of Australian Nurse Practitioner of the Year was bestowed on her in 2013. Her research in pressure injury prevention has been published and presented nationally and internationally. Her role involves providing an advanced wound management service in community care, aged care, and a rehabilitation facility in the Hunter region of New South Wales.

Associate Professor Bill McGuiness (Dip T, B Ed., MNS, PhD, RN, FAWMA) is Head of La Trobe University’s School of Nursing and Midwifery and Director of the Alfred Clinical School. He has an appointment as a Wound Clinical Nurse Consultant at The Alfred Hospital and manages a nurse-led outpatient clinic for patients suffering from leg ulceration. Bill is a former President of the Australian Wound Management Association. He has been involved in nursing education since 1983 as both a hospital and university-based teacher. His research interests include management of chronic wounds, clinical predictors of slow-to-heal wounds, and prevention of pressure injuries in frail aged and critical care clients.









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