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  THIS JUST IN August 2010  
Wound care products reduce hospital stays

Efforts to reduce hospital stays are driving sales of new wound care products, even more expensive advanced products, according to healthcare market research publisher Kalorama Information.

Pressure ulcer prevention is focus of state program

A demonstration project aimed at reducing the high incidence of pressure ulcers among Pennsylvania nursing home residents and hospital patients has been funded by a $658,000 state grant awarded to the Pennsylvania Restraint Reduction Initiative.

NPUAP calls for poster abstracts

The National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel seeks abstract submissions for poster presentations at its 12th National Biennial Conference scheduled for February 25-26, 2011, at Caesar’s Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada.

Save the date for annual APWCA conference

The American Professional Wound Care Association (APWCA) will celebrate its 10th Anniversary, APWCA2011 National Clinical Conference, March 31 to April 3, 2011, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Physician-specific wound care certification exams

The Council for Medical Education and Testing is the only physician-specific wound care certifying organization in the United States. The next exam will be held 10 AM to 3 PM, September 25, 2010 at the Embassy Suites San Francisco Airport-Gateway Boulevard, San Francisco, California.

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

A Clinical Investigation into the Relationship between Increased Periwound Skin Temperature and Local Wound Infection in Patients with Chronic Leg Ulcers
Marjorie Fierheller, MSc, BScN, RN, and R. Gary Sibbald, BSc, MD, FRCPC (Med Derm), MACP, FAAD, MAPWCA

Bonus Content
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A Portal of Usable Information:
Richard "Sal" Salcido, MD

Venous Ulcer Checklist
Cathy Thomas Hess, BSN, RN, CWOCN


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