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August 18, 2009

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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 The Wound Care Insider. You're receiving this issue of The 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 registration profile that you're a wound care specialist.

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KCI Launches New Negative Pressure Wound Therapy System
KCI has launched ABThera open abdomen negative pressure therapy system, the latest addition to its negative pressure technology platform.

Posey Company Offers Economic Stimulus Package
The Posey Company, a manufacturer of fall management products, is offering an economic stimulus package that includes a free patient fall alarm, with a customer's commitment of 2 sensor pads per month, per alarm for 2 years.

ConvaTec Introduces Campaign for Gel Foam Dressing
ConvaTec has introduced a new campaign and best practice statement supporting Versiva XC gelling foam dressing.

Cardium Therapeutics Reports on Clinical Study
Cardium Therapeutics provided an update on the completion of its MATRIX Phase 2b clinical study for nonhealing diabetic ulcers and announced plans to provide detailed safety and efficacy data for their Excellarate product candidate.

National Alliance of Wound Care Announces New Pathway to WCC Certification
The National Alliance of Wound Care announces a new certification option that allows licensed healthcare clinicians who have a passion for healing wounds, but do not have two years of wound care experience, to earn the WCC credential.

APWCA Offers Wound Care Review Course
The American Professional Wound Care Association will offer "The Essentials--A Comprehensive Review Course on Wound Care Management and Intervention" on September 12-13, 2009, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. For further information on this course and other APWCA activities, visit

NPUAP Schedules Regional Seminar
The National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel will offer a free seminar, "Best Practice for Pressure Ulcer Prevention & Management: Old Concepts, New Ideas," on September 30, 2009, in Monrovia, California.




Earn CME/CE credit by reading the peer-reviewed, continuing education article in the August 2009 issue of Advances in Skin & Wound Care and taking the test.

  • Acute Wound Pain: Gaining a Better Understanding
    Carmen Mabel Arroyo-Novoa, RN, MSN; Milagros I. Figueroa-Ramos, RN, MSN; Christine Miaskowski, RN, PhD, FAAN; Geraldine Padilla, PhD; Nancy Stotts, RN, EdD, FAAN; and Kathleen A. Puntillo, RN, DNSc, FAAN

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Coming in Advances in Skin & Wound Care's September 2009 issue:

  • Skin care and pressure ulcers
  • Patient hygiene
  • Payment strategies



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