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- CMS Reimbursement Changes:
Educating to Comply
- New IV Dressing Benefits
Both Patient and Clinician
- Indications Expanded
for Use of Aquacel Dressings
- Study Quantifies Economic
Value of Nursing
- APWCA Hosts Annual Conference
Changes: Educating to Comply
To help hospitals comply with the recently enacted reimbursement
changes by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services,
Medline Industries, Inc, Mundelein, Illinois, offers
an educational CD to instruct physicians on assessing
and documenting pressure ulcers. More
New IV Dressing
Benefits Both Patient and Clinician
Expanding its innovative line of Tegaderm dressings,
3M, St. Paul, Minnesota, has launched Tegaderm IV dressing
for the BD Nexiva Catheter System. More
for Use of Aquacel Dressings
ConvaTec, Skillman, New Jersey, received expanded indications
from the Food and Drug Administration for its Aquacel
and Aquacel Ag dressings. More
Economic Value of Nursing
On behalf of the larger nursing community, the American
Nurses Association announced the release of a pioneer
study quantifying the economic value of nursing. More
APWCA Hosts Annual
Conference in April
A new scientific agenda and a roster on internationally
renowned faculty will be among highlights of the American
Professional Wound Care Association’s annual conference
April 2-5, 2009, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
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How Proper Documentation
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Linen Usage: Impact on Pressure and Microclimate
Under pads and layers of linen are positioned under patients for numerous reasons from, incontinence, patient transfer and repositioning to patient comfort. Advanced technology utilized in today’s support surface has caregivers asking the question, “What type of bed linen should I use under my patients?”. This paper discusses the effect that various types and amounts of linens used has on the performance of different support surfaces.
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