March 16, 2010Dear Colleague,
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• Not All Pressure Ulcers Are Avoidable
• Active Human Skin Allograft to Launch
• Flexi-Seal SIGNAL System Is Introduced
• NAWC Posts Stories on Relief Efforts in Haiti and Chile
• APWCA Plans National Clinical Conference
• Physician-Specific Wound Care Certification Available through CMET
Not All Pressure Ulcers Are Avoidable
The National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel’s recent consensus conference panelists agreed that patients who choose not to participate in their own pressure ulcer prevention could develop unavoidable pressure ulcers.
Active Human Skin Allograft to Launch
TheraSkin, a biologically active human skin allograft designed to jumpstart healing in chronic and acute wounds, is planned to launch into the advanced biologics wound care market.
Flexi-Seal SIGNAL System Is Introduced
Flexi-Seal SIGNAL Fecal Management System been enhanced with key new features, including a signal indicator that pops to assist clinicians in determining when the device's retention balloon is filled to an appropriate volume.
NAWC Posts Stories on Relief Efforts in Haiti and Chile
To share news of corporate and individual relief efforts in Haiti and Chile, the National Alliance of Wound Care will provide a dedicated section of its Web Site for narrative postings.
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 Pennsylvania.
http://www.apwca.org/apwca2010. For further information on these programs and other APWCA activities, visit http://www.apwca.org.
Physician-Specific Wound Care Certification Available through CMET
The Council for Medical Education and Testing is the first organization to offer physician-specific certification of this type. Next exam will be April 11, 2010, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in conjunction with APWCA2010 National Clinical Conference. For more information call 215-364-1111 or visit
From the Pages of Advances in Skin & Wound
Earn CME/CE credit by reading the peer-reviewed, continuing education article in the March 2010 issue of Advances in Skin & Wound Care and taking the test.
When and How to Perform a Biopsy on a Chronic Wound
Afsaneh Alavi, MD; Firouzeh Niakosari, MD, FRCPC; and R. Gary Sibbald, BSc, MD, MEd, FRCPC (Med Derm), MACP, FAAD, FAPWCA
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