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November 20, 2009 Dear Subscriber,

Stay on the cutting edge of new product and industry news, prevention and treatment strategies, and regulation updates to help you meet your wound care challenges with Wound Care Insider. You're receiving this issue of Wound Care Insider, because you've subscribed to Advances in Skin & Wound Care's eNews, because you're a member of the American Professional Wound Care Association or the National Alliance of Wound Care, or because you've indicated in your NursingCenter.com registration profile that you're a wound care specialist.

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  ISSUE HIGHLIGHTS

  CMS Retains Single NPWT Code
  Gaymar Unveils New Therapeutic Mattress
  NUCRYST Agrees to Sell Acticoat Business
  Free H1N1 Flu Patient Handouts
  Organogenesis Executives Named 2009 Award Winners
  Wound Care Review Course Scheduled
  APWCA Plans National Clinical Conference

  National Alliance of Wound Care Expands Web Resources
 


CMS 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). More 

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. More 

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, visit http://www.apwca.org.

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 



  FEATURED ARTICLES

From the Pages of Advances in Skin & Wound Care
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.

Peristomal 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

Bonus Content
Be sure to take advantage of this bonus article from one of our sister journals, The Nurse Practitioner, at Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. By accessing this content through your eNews link, you can read the article free of charge.

Commonly 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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