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Campaign aims to help reduce pressure ulcers

A new national campaign was launched to help reduce the risk of pressure ulcers in hospital and post-acute care settings. The effort is a result of feedback and collaboration with nurses and clinicians who use skin care products to help prevent pressure ulcers.


Call for poster and oral abstracts: Annual Clinical Symposium on Advances in Skin & Wound Care

Poster and oral abstract submissions are now being accepted for the 26th Annual Clinical Symposium on Advances in Skin & Wound Care, September 9-12, 2011, at the Gaylord National Hotel and Convention Center, just outside of Washington, DC. Deadline for submissions is June 30, 2011.


Company launches new name

Texas-based Healthpoint has changed its corporate identity to Healthpoint Biotherapeutics, along with the corporate tagline, “The Science of Healing™”. The new name is designed to communicate the company’s commitment to scientific innovations in tissue repair and healing.


APWCA2011 National Clinical Conference celebrates 10th anniversary

APWCA2011 will be held March 31-April 3, 2011, at the Sheraton Philadelphia Center City Hotel in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Continuing medical education credits are available, in addition to new topics, more than 40 faculty members, and new product displays.


National Alliance of Wound Care is seeking nominations

The National Alliance of Wound Care is accepting nominations for its 5th Annual Outstanding Achievement and Scholarship Awards program. Categories for achievement awards are: Outstanding Research in Wound Care, Outstanding Work in Diabetic Wounds, and Outstanding WCC of the Year. Entries must be received by July 1, 2011.



  FROM THE JOURNAL

From the pages of Advances in Skin & Wound Care
Earn CE/CME credit by reading this peer-reviewed, continuing education article from the March 2011 issue of Advances in Skin & Wound Care and taking the test.

Incontinence and Incontinence-Associated Dermatitis
Diane Langemo, PhD, RN, FAAN; Darlene Hanson, MS, BSN, PhD(c); Susan Hunter, MSN, RN; Patricia Thompson, MS, RN; and In Eui Oh, BSN, MS(c)

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.

Neurourologic and Structural Determinants of Incontinence: A Major Pressure Ulcer Risk Factor
Richard "Sal" Salcido, MD

Lower-Extremity Wound Checklist
Cathy Thomas Hess, BSN, RN, CWOCN


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