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Ag Is Considered Safe to Use in MRI
New data shows that AQUACEL Ag, ConvaTec's advanced
antimicrobial dressing, is safe for use in a magnetic
resonance imaging environment. More
for Complicated SSIs
The Food and Drug Administration has approved VIBATIV
for the treatment of adult patients with complicated
skin structure infections caused by gram-positive bacteria,
including Staphylococcus aureus, both methicillin-resistant
and methicillin-susceptible strains. More
Launches Education Resource Center
Mölnlycke Health Care US, LLC, recently launched
a new Clinical Education Resource Center to emphasize
best practices in wound care. More
NAWC to Host Reception
at Annual Symposium
The National Alliance of Wound Care (NAWC) will host
a reception Friday, October 23, 2009, from 5:30 to 7:30
PM in the Lone Star Ballroom at the Grand Hyatt Hotel
in San Antonio, Texas, during the 24th annual Clinical
Symposium on Advances in Skin & Wound Care. For
information on the NAWC, visit http://www.nawccb.org/index.html.
Wound Care Review
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, visit http://www.apwca.org.
CMET Offers Wound
Care Certification Exam
The Council for Medical
Education and Testing (CMET) is the first and only physician-specific
testing organization and offers upcoming wound care
certification examinations. Endorsed by the American
Professional Wound Care Association and recognized by
the American College of Hyperbaric Medicine, exams will
be offered on Sunday, October 25, 2009, in conjunction
with the Clinical Symposium on Advances in Skin &
Wound Care in San Antonio, Texas, in New York in November,
and other locations in 2010. For information http://www.CouncilMET.org
Annual CAWC Conference
to be Held in Quebec
The 15th Annual Canadian Association of Wound Care Conference
will be held October 29 to November 1, 2009, in Quebec
City, Quebec, Canada. More
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Back Against Pressure Ulcers
Rosemary Jones Kates, RN, APN-BC, CRNP, CWOCN, MSN, and
Amy Callahan RN, APN-BC, CRNP, CNE, MSN
in Advances in Skin & Wound Care's October 2009
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- Payment strategies
- APWCA clinical rounds
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