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Launches New Negative Pressure Wound Therapy System
KCI has launched ABThera open abdomen negative pressure
therapy system, the latest addition to its negative
pressure technology platform. More
Posey Company Offers
Economic Stimulus Package
The Posey Company, a manufacturer of fall management
products, is offering an economic stimulus package that
includes a free patient fall alarm, with a customer's
commitment of 2 sensor pads per month, per alarm for
2 years. More
Campaign for Gel Foam Dressing
ConvaTec has introduced a new campaign and best practice
statement supporting Versiva XC gelling foam dressing.
Reports on Clinical Study
Cardium Therapeutics provided an update on the completion
of its MATRIX Phase 2b clinical study for nonhealing
diabetic ulcers and announced plans to provide detailed
safety and efficacy data for their Excellarate product
of Wound Care Announces New Pathway to WCC Certification
The National Alliance of Wound Care announces a new
certification option that allows licensed healthcare
clinicians who have a passion for healing wounds, but
do not have two years of wound care experience, to earn
the WCC credential. More
APWCA Offers Wound
Care Review Course
The American Professional Wound Care Association will
offer "The Essentials--A Comprehensive Review Course
on Wound Care Management and Intervention" on September
12-13, 2009, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. http://www.apwca.org/woundCareReview/.
For further information on this course and other APWCA
activities, visit http://www.apwca.org.
The National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel will offer
a free seminar, "Best Practice for Pressure Ulcer Prevention
& Management: Old Concepts, New Ideas," on September
30, 2009, in Monrovia, California. More
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Wound Pain: Gaining a Better Understanding
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