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  THIS JUST IN May 2010  
Preventing diabetic foot amputations

A custom-made, ankle-foot orthosis is designed to help support the lower leg and foot while walking, thus reducing mechanical stress on the bottom of the ulcerated foot and allowing blood flow to the ulceration.


New wound dressing is launched

A new foam dressing is introduced for use on an assortment of chronic and acute wounds, including pressure ulcers, venous leg ulcers, arterial ulcers, diabetic foot ulcers, postoperative wounds, traumatic wounds, and donor sites.


NYU to host CME certificate course

“Standards of Care in Pressure Ulcers— Prevention and Treatment of Stage IV Pressure Ulcers: Advanced Evidence-based Continuing Medical Education Certificate Course” will be held July 23, 2010, at New York University School of Medicine, New York.


APWCA presents weekend review/refresher

"The Essentials-A Comprehensive Review Course on Wound Care Management and Intervention" will be held August 7 and 8, 2010, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.


Physician-specific wound care certification exams

The Council for Medical Education and Testing is the first organization to offer physician-specific certification of this type; next exam is scheduled for October 3, 2010, in conjunction with Clinical Symposium for Advances in Skin & Wound Care.



  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.

SCALE: Skin Changes at Life’s End: Final Consensus Statement: October 1, 2009©
R. Gary Sibbald, BSc, MD, MEd, FRCPC (Med Derm), MACP, FAAD, FAPWCA; Diane L. Krasner, PhD, RN, CWCN, CWS, BCLNC, FAAN; and James Lutz, MS, CCRA

Bonus Content
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Punitive Damages: The New Deep Tissue Injury in the Wound Care Community
Richard ‘‘Sal’’ Salcido, MD

"Meaningful Use" Checklist
Cathy Thomas Hess, BSN, RN, CWOCN


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