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February 24, 2009

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ISSUE HIGHLIGHTS

  • 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 in April

CMS Reimbursement 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.
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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.
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Indications Expanded 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.
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Study Quantifies 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.
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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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FROM THE PAGES OF ADVANCES IN SKIN & WOUND CARE

Earn CME/CE credit by reading the peer-reviewed, continuing education article in the February 2009 issue of Advances in Skin & Wound Care and taking the test.

BONUS CONTENT
Be sure to take advantage of this bonus article from one of our sister journals, LPN2009, at Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. By accessing this content through your eNews link, you can read the article free of charge.

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Coming in Advances in Skin & Wound Care's March 2009 issue:

  • Venous leg ulcers
  • Negative pressure wound therapy
  • Honey and wound healing
LEARNING CENTER

How Proper Documentation May Reduce Your Lawsuit Risk
Good documentation can help you defend yourself in a malpractice lawsuit, and it can also keep you out of court in the first place. You have to make sure it's complete, correct, and timely. If it's not, it could be used against you in a lawsuit.

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WHITE PAPER

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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CALL FOR PAPERS
Advances in Skin & Wound Care is currently soliciting manuscripts on clinical topics for our Clinical Management Extra section. We also invite you to tell us what's on your mind. Send a Letter to the Editor to question, criticize, or respond to papers we've published in the journal. And if you have an interesting dermatology dilemma, feel free to submit those case examples for consideration. For additional information, see the Author Guidelines on the journal's Web site, http://www.woundcarejournal.com. To submit an article to the journal, follow the new online submission process: http://lwwesubmissions.edmgr.com.

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