November 20, 2009
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Retains Single NPWT Code
Unveils New Therapeutic Mattress
Agrees to Sell Acticoat Business
H1N1 Flu Patient Handouts
Executives Named 2009 Award Winners
Care Review Course Scheduled
Plans National Clinical Conference
Alliance of Wound Care Expands Web Resources
Retains Single NPWT Code
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services have determined that
there is insufficient data at this time to demonstrate significant
functional distinction or significant therapeutic distinction between
negative pressure wound therapy products, or any such product component,
to justify a separate Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System code(s).
Gaymar Unveils New Therapeutic Mattress
Gaymar has introduction of the Plexus TruTurn Therapeutic Mattress,
a deep-cell, low air loss mattress designed to supply effective lateral
rotation therapy for patients. More
NUCRYST Agrees to Sell Acticoat Business
NUCRYST Pharmaceuticals Corp announced a definitive agreement with
subsidiaries of Smith & Nephew plc for the sale to Smith &
Nephew of substantially all of Nucryst's operations and assets, including
all rights to its proprietary nanocrystalline silver technology. More
Free H1N1 Flu Patient Handouts
In response to the growing concern about the H1N1 flu epidemic, Lippincott
Williams & Wilkins, in conjunction with Lippincott's http://www.NursingCenter.com,
has developed a free educational handout for health professionals
to use to help explain the H1N1 virus to patients. More
Organogenesis Executives Named 2009 Award Winners
Organogenesis, Inc, a leading regenerative medicine company, announced
that Geoff MacKay, Chief Executive Officer, and Gary Gillheeney, Chief
Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer, received the prestigious
Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2009 Award in the biotechnology
category in New England. More
Wound Care Review Course Scheduled
The American Professional Wound Care Association will offer "The
Essentials--A Comprehensive Review Course on Wound Care Management
and Intervention" on January 16-17, 2010, in Los Angeles, California.
APWCA Plans National Clinical Conference
APWCA2010, Wound Care and the Related Sciences, highlighted by more
than 40 world-renowned experts from all wound-care disciplines, will
be held April 8-11, 2010, at the Sheraton, Philadelphia City Center,
in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. http://www.apwca.org/apwca2010.
For further information on these programs and other APWCA activities,
National Alliance of Wound Care Expands Web Resources
The National Alliance of Wound Care has launched a wound care specialty
on-line Job Resource Center in conjunction with its newly redesigned
Web site: http://www.nawccb.org. More
From the Pages of Advances in Skin & Wound
Earn CME/CE credit by reading the peer-reviewed, continuing
education article in the November 2009 issue of Advances
in Skin & Wound Care and taking the test.
Skin Complications and Management
Kevin Y. Woo, RN, MSc, PhD, ACNP, GNC(C), FAPWCA; R. Gary
Sibbald, BSc, MD, FRCPC (Med Derm), MACP, MEd, FAPWCA; Elizabeth
A Ayello, PhD, RN, ACNS-BC, ET, FAPWCA, FAAN; Patricia M.
Coutts, RN, IIWCC; and Dianne E. Garde, ET
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Missed Dermatologic Conditions
Jeanne M. Borfitz FNP-BC, MS
Coming in Advances in Skin & Wound Care’s
December 2009 issue:
• Skin cancer
• Clinical symposium wrap-up
• Wet-to-dry dressings
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