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Site Addresses Pain During Wound Dressing Changes
Mölnlycke Health Care has launched a Web-based
Less-Pain Academy designed for healthcare practitioners
who are actively involved in wound dressing changes.
KCI Receives FDA
Clearance for Open Abdomen Dressing
The Food and Drug Administration has granted clearance
to KCI, Inc, to market its ABThera Open Abdomen Dressing.
Ostomy Practice Solutions
ConvaTec has unveiled ConvaTecLink, an online resource
dedicated to practice solutions for ostomy healthcare
Best in Class
Awards Given to Manufacturers of Wound Care Products
Several companies that manufacture wound care products
were among recipients of the 2009 Best in Class Awards
at the 9th Annual GHX Supply Chain Summit in Nashville,
Growth, Plans to Expand Educational Offerings, and MedaSTAT
to Sponsor Annual WCC Scholarship
The National Alliance on Wound Care announced that since
receiving the National Commission for Certifying Agencies
national accreditation of the WCC credential last September,
the number of WCCs certified in the United States has
grown to well over 7000. 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.
FROM THE PAGES OF ADVANCES IN SKIN & WOUND CARE
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Ulcers in Pediatric Patients with Spinal Cord Injury: A
Review of Assessment, Prevention, and Topical Management
Sam S.H. Wu, MD, MA, MPH, MBA; Chulhyun Ahn, MD, MD; Kevin
R. Emmons, MSN, RN, CWCN; and Richard (Sal) Salcido, MD
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& Skin Care: Can Pressure Mapping Prevent Pressure Ulcers?
Darlene S. Hanson, RN, MS; Diane Langemo, RN, PhD, FAAN;
Julie Anderson, RN, CCRC, PhD; Pat Thompson, RN, MS; and
Susan Hunter, RN, MSN
in Advances in Skin & Wound Care's July 2009
- Skin tears
- Randomized controlled trials
- Foam dressings comparison
Hospital Acquired Conditions: Prevent and Reduce the Impact
The new CMS mandate presents challenges to nursing staff. Reducing the incidence of hospital acquired conditions, including pressure ulcers, catheter-related bloodstream infections and surgical site infections, is not only critical to patient care, it is crucial to minimizing the financial impact on the hospital.
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