January 21, 2009

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JCR and Hill-Rom Launch Nurse Safety Scholar-in-Residence Program
In recognition of the important role nurses play in translating evidence-based findings to excellent care at the patient's bedside, Joint Commission Resources, Oak Brook, Illinois, and Hill-Rom, Batesville, Indiana, are collaborating to launch a Nurse Safety Scholar-in-Residence program in 2009.

Data Released on Hospitalizations Related to Pressure Ulcers
A Statistical Brief from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality presents data from the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project on patterns of utilization and costs for adult hospital stays involving the treatment of pressure ulcers in 2006.

ConvaTec Acquires Exclusive Worldwide Rights for Negative Pressure Wound Therapy System
ConvaTec, Skillman, New Jersey, has signed a long-term global exclusive license agreement with Boehringer Technologies, Ridgefield, Connecticut, to market and distribute Boehringer's Engenex Negative Pressure Wound Therapy System incorporating Bio-Dome Interface Technology.

Clinicians Credit Medihoney Use in Helping to Prevent Potential Amputation
Derma Sciences, Inc, Princeton, New Jersey, announced that Medihoney was the focus of a major press conference recently at North Shore Long Island Jewish Hospital in Manhasset, New York.

New Rapid Wound Pathology Service to Support Managed Wound Healing Centers
The Boca Raton, Florida-based National Healing Corporation, which accounts for 30 percent of the nation's managed wound healing centers, is providing a new rapid wound pathology service to its centers and client hospitals in association with the division of dermatopathology in the Department of Dermatology & Cutaneous Surgery at the University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine.




American Professional Wound Care Association Plans Conference
The American Professional Wound Care Association will hold its APWCA2009 National Conference on April 2-5, 2009, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Registration Is Open for National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel's Conference
Registration is now open for the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel's 11th National Biennial Conference, ushering in New International Guidelines for Pressure Ulcer Prevention and Treatment: Public Policy & Clinical Practice.




Catheter-Associated UTI Knowledge Center: Improving Practice, Improving Outcomes
Catheter-associated UTI can seriously hinder your patient's recovery and add days to their hospital stay. Recent changes in Medicare reimbursement related to hospital-acquired, catheter-associated UTI has become an issue for nursing staffs. Learn strategies to prevent and treat UTI in your patients through free CE credit, webcasts and more...
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Coming in Advances in Skin & Wound Care's February 2009 issue:

  • Pressure ulcer prevention
  • Interventional patient hygiene
  • Charcot neuropathic osteoarthropathy
Advances in Skin & Wound Care is currently soliciting manuscripts on clinical topics for our Clinical Management Extra section. We also invite you to tell us what's on your mind. Send a Letter to the Editor to question, criticize, or respond to papers we've published in the journal. And if you have an interesting dermatology dilemma, feel free to submit those case examples for consideration. For additional information, see the Author Guidelines on the journal's Web site, http://www.woundcarejournal.com. To submit an article to the journal, follow the new online submission process: http://lwwesubmissions.edmgr.com.


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