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July 23, 2009

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Algorithm May Help Reduce Pressure Ulcer Prevalence
Results of a retrospective analysis found that a protocol of care using a standardized algorithm with advanced products reduced the prevalence of pressure ulcers by 90%.

Hand Washing with 4% Chlorhexidine Gluconate Antiseptic Kills Flu Viruses
According to an independent time-kill study, hand washing with a 4% chlorhexidine gluconate antiseptic product is among the effective ways to stop the spread of the H1N1 flu virus.

Healthpoint Study Investigates Venous Leg Ulcer Treatment
Healthpoint recently enrolled the first of a planned 235 subjects into a Phase II dose-response study investigating an experimental, cell-based wound therapy—HP802-247—intended for the treatment of venous leg ulcers.

BIOGUARD Barrier Dressings Now Available
Derma Sciences, Inc, has begun shipping its BIOGUARD Barrier Dressings to customers.

Hill-Rom Sells Negative Pressure Wound Therapy Intellectual Property
Hill-Rom has sold its patents and intellectual property relating to negative pressure wound therapy to Kinetic Concepts, Inc.

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

CMET Announces Certification Exam Dates
The Council for Medical Education and Testing (CMET) reminds physicians of upcoming dates for the Physician-Specific Wound Care Certification Exam, credentialing all prescribing physicians (MD, DO, and DPM). For additional information on the exam, visit

Canadian Association of Wound Care Names New CEO
Dr Karen Philp has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian Association of Wound Care.




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

  • Wound pain
  • Telemedicine
  • Basal cell carcinoma



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