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May Help Reduce Pressure Ulcer Prevalence
Results of a retrospective analysis found that a protocol
of care using a standardized algorithm with advanced
products reduced the prevalence of pressure ulcers by
Hand Washing with
4% Chlorhexidine Gluconate Antiseptic Kills Flu Viruses
According to an independent time-kill study, hand washing
with a 4% chlorhexidine gluconate antiseptic product
is among the effective ways to stop the spread of the
H1N1 flu virus. More
Investigates Venous Leg Ulcer Treatment
Healthpoint recently enrolled the first of a planned
235 subjects into a Phase II dose-response study investigating
an experimental, cell-based wound therapy—HP802-247—intended for the treatment of venous leg ulcers.
Dressings Now Available
Derma Sciences, Inc, has begun shipping its BIOGUARD
Barrier Dressings to customers. More
Negative Pressure Wound Therapy Intellectual Property
Hill-Rom has sold its patents and intellectual property
relating to negative pressure wound therapy to Kinetic
Concepts, Inc. 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.
CMET Announces Certification Exam Dates
The Council for Medical Education and Testing (CMET) reminds physicians of upcoming dates for the Physician-Specific Wound Care Certification Exam, credentialing all prescribing physicians (MD, DO, and DPM). For additional information on the exam, visit http://www.CouncilMET.org.
of Wound Care Names New CEO
Dr Karen Philp has been appointed as Chief Executive
Officer of the Canadian Association of Wound Care. More
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