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  THIS JUST IN December 2010  
New "lite" wound dressing introduced

The Allevyn Gentle Border Lite is a new dressing designed for low exudate wounds and reduced skin trauma, and is available in a range of sizes.


WOCN announces annual scholarship

The Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing Certification Board’s scholarship application process for the 2011 Nurse in Washington Internship is open now and will conclude at 11:59 PM Central Time on December 20, 2010.


Skin care products re-launched

The Cavilon skin care line, including products to help prevent skin damage from moisture, friction, and adhesive trauma has been re-launched.


APWCA offers review course

The American Professional Wound Care Association will hold “The Essentials – a comprehensive review course on wound care management and intervention” in Los Angeles, California, 7:30 AM – 6:30 PM, Saturday, January 29, 2011, and 7:30 AM – 1:00 PM, Sunday, January 30, 2011.


Physician-specific wound care certification exams

The Council for Medical Education and Testing is the only physician-specific wound care certifying organization in the United States. The next examination date is: February 26, 2011, 11 AM to 4 PM, at the Sheraton Gateway Hotel at LAX-Los Angeles Airport Hotel, Los Angeles, California.



  FROM THE JOURNAL
Earn CME/CE credit by reading this peer-reviewed, continuing education article from Advances in Skin & Wound Care and taking the test.

Nutrition: A Critical Component of Wound Healing
Mary Ellen Posthauer, RD, CD, LD; Becky Dorner, RD, LD; and Nancy Collins, PhD, RD, LD/N, FAPWCA

Bonus Content
Be sure to take advantage of these bonus articles from Advances in Skin & Wound Care. By accessing them through your eNews link, you can read the articles free of charge.

Evidence-Based Medicine: Inherent Limitations
Richard "Sal" Salcido, MD

Incorporating Competency Checklists
Cathy Thomas Hess, BSN, RN, CWOCN


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  Special Report

Review of 2009 Evidence for WOC Nursing Practice

This time-saving literature resource will provide you with a review of the articles that are shaping the evolving evidence-based research in the areas of wound, ostomy and continence care. The Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing Certification Board and the expert team of WOCNCB certified nurses who volunteer on the Evidence-Based Practice Committee are proud to bring you this FREE evidence-based practice literature resource.

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