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December 17, 2009 Dear Subscriber,

Stay on the cutting edge of new product and industry news, prevention and treatment strategies, and regulation updates to help you meet your wound care challenges with Wound Care Insider. You're receiving this issue of Wound Care Insider, because you've subscribed to Advances in Skin & Wound Care's eNews, because you're a member of the American Professional Wound Care Association or the National Alliance of Wound Care, or because you've indicated in your NursingCenter.com registration profile that you're a wound care specialist.

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  ISSUE HIGHLIGHTS

  DermaSciences BioGuard Dressings May Safeguard against H1N1
  Investigational Therapy for Advanced Melanoma Shows Potential
  NAWC Appoints New Board Member
  Wound Care Review Course Scheduled
  NPUAP Consensus Panel to Discuss Avoidable and Unavoidable Pressure
    Ulcers
  APWCA Plans National Clinical Conference
  Physician-Specific Wound Care Certification Available through CMET

 

DermaSciences BIOGUARD Dressings May Safeguard against H1N1
An independent laboratory report indicates that DermaSciences’ BIOGUARD barrier gauze dressings exhibit high antiviral efficacy against the H1N1 virus. More  

Investigational Therapy for Advanced Melanoma Shows Potential
Complete durable eradication of disease was achieved in a significant number of patients with OncoVEX for advanced Stage III and Stage IV melanoma. More  

NAWC Appoints New Board Member
The National Alliance of Wound Care Board of Directors has appointed Rosalyn Jordan as a board member. More  

Wound Care Review Course Scheduled
The American Professional Wound Care Association will offer "The Essentials--A Comprehensive Review Course on Wound Care Management and Intervention" on January 16-17, 2010, in Los Angeles, California More  

NPUAP Consensus Panel to Discuss Avoidable and Unavoidable Pressure Ulcers
The National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel will hold an International Multidisciplinary Consensus Panel on the Issues of Avoidable and Unavoidable Pressure Ulcers in All Care Settings on February 25, 2010, at Johns Hopkins University Turner Auditorium in Baltimore, Maryland. More  

APWCA Plans National Clinical Conference
APWCA2010, Wound Care and the Related Sciences, highlighted by more than 40 world-renowned experts from all wound-care disciplines, will be held April 8-11, 2010, at the Sheraton Philadelphia City Center in Pennsylvania. http://www.apwca.org/apwca2010. For further information on these programs and other APWCA activities, visit http://www.apwca.org.  

Physician-Specific Wound Care Certification Available through CMET
The Council for Medical Education and Testing is the first organization to offer physician-specific certification of this type. For more information call 215-364-1111 or visit http://www.COUNCILmet.org.  



  FEATURED ARTICLES

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

Skin Cancer: More than Skin Deep

Randy M. Gordon, MS, ARNP-BC, DNC

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

Embracing the Use of Skin Care Champions
Sandra Bergquist-Beringer, RN, CWCN, PhD; Kelly Derganc, RN, BSN; and Nancy Dunton, PhD

Coming in Advances in Skin & Wound Care’s January 2010 issue:
• Chronic wounds in older adults
• Research forum
• Payment strategies



  LEARNING CENTER

Hospital-Acquired Conditions: Prevent and Reduce the Impact

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