New DVT Compression Hosiery Introduced
HeelSafe DVT Hose is designed to help patients at risk for deep vein thrombosis and includes a unique window design that relieves pressure on the heel and Achilles tendon while also allowing for easy visualization and palpation of the heel.
Raising the Standard of Diabetic Wound Care Video Launched
The Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing Certification Board (WOCNCB) has internationally released its video, “Raising the Standard of Diabetic Wound Care.” The organization highlights the value of including a WOCNCB-certified wound or foot care nurse on the teams dedicated to providing care for diabetic patients.
Wound Care Course Designed for Sales Reps
The “Professional Wound Care Representative Course” is for sales representatives in the field of wound management and will be offered at the Clinical Symposium on Advances in Skin & Wound Care on September 9, 2011 from 8:30 am-12:00 noon. Register now while a discount is available.
APWCA Review Course Scheduled
The Essentials—A Comprehensive Review Course on Wound Care Management and Intervention will be held 7:30 AM - 6:30 PM, Saturday, July 30, and 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM, Sunday, July 31, 2011, at the Chicago Marriott O'Hare in Chicago, Illinois.
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 dates are: August 1, 2011, at the Chicago O’Hare Marriott in Chicago, Illinois; and on August 20, 2011, at the Birmingham Marriott Hotel in Birmingham, Alabama, in conjunction with Advances in the Science of Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine.
From the pages of Advances in Skin & Wound Care
Earn CE/CME credit by reading this peer-reviewed, continuing education article from the June 2011 issue of Advances in Skin & Wound Care
and taking the test.
Preventing Pressure Ulcers in People with Spinal Cord Injury: Targeting Risky Life Circumstances through Community-Based Interventions
Ashwini Vaishampayan, MSc; Florence Clark, PhD, OTR/L; Mike Carlson, PhD; and Erna Imperatore Blanche, PhD, OTR/L