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  THIS JUST IN February 2012  

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New Skin Cancer Treatment Approved

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the drug Erivedge to treat adult patients with locally advanced basal cell cancer who are not candidates for surgery or radiation and for patients with metastatic cancer.


Single-Use Negative Pressure Wound Therapy Cleared

The pocket-sized PICO system, a single-use negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) system, was cleared for use in hospital and homecare settings, expanding the traditional uses of NPWT to include a wider range of patients undergoing orthopedic surgery, plastic surgery, and general surgical procedures.


National Patient and Stakeholder Dialogue on Research Slated

Wound care professionals may be interested in the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute’s (PCORI) Draft National Priorities for Research and Research Agenda. They will be holding a National Patient and Stakeholder Dialogue on February 27, 2012 in Washington, DC.


APWCA Will Host Conference in Orlando

The American Professional Wound Care Association (APWCA) will host “New Frontiers: APWCA2012 National Clinical Conference” on March 29-April 1, 2012, at the Caribe Royale Hotel in Orlando, Florida.


Save the Date!

Mark your calendars now for the 27th Annual Clinical Symposium on Wound Care, October 20-23, 2012, at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada. Watch for more details in the coming months.



  FROM THE JOURNAL

From the pages of Advances in Skin & Wound Care
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Wound Dressings: An Evolving Art and Science
Sharon Baranoski, MSN, RN, CWCN, APN-CCNS, FAAN, and Elizabeth A. Ayello, PhD, RN, ACNS-BC, CWON, MAPWCA, FAAN

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Honoring the Past and Forging the Future
Richard "Sal" Salcido, MD; Elizabeth A. Ayello, PhD, RN, ACNS-BC, CWON, MAPWCA, FAAN; and R. Gary Sibbald, BSc, MD, MEd, FRCPC(Med Derm), MACP, FAAD, MAPWCA

25 Years of Pressure Ulcers and Advances in Skin & Wound Care
Lawrence Charles Parish, MD, MD (Hon), FACP, FAAD, and R. Gary Sibbald, BSc, MD, MEd, FRCPC(Med Derm), MACP, FAAD, MAPWCA

The Role of Nutrition in Wound Care
Mary Ellen Posthauer, RD, CD, LD


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