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  THIS JUST IN July 2010  
Tissue substitute designed for wounds

Endoform Dermal Template, from the New Zealand-based company Mesynthes, is a Food and Drug Administration-approved, ready-to-use tissue substitute that can be used for wound care and dermal reconstruction.

Instrument tracks skin lesions

A new evidence-based instrument to assess and classify peristomal skin lesions was launched at the recent 2010 Joint Conference of the Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society and World Council of Enterostomal Therapists.

One-step germicidal wipe kills MRSA

KIMTECH* One-Step Germicidal Wipe is an Environmental Protection Agency-registered product that features a new chemistry to quickly and effectively clean and disinfect environmental surfaces, killing MRSA in 30 seconds.

NYU to host CME certificate course

"Standards of Care in Pressure Ulcers— Prevention and Treatment of Stage IV Pressure Ulcers: Advanced Evidence-based Continuing Medical Education Certificate Course" will be held July 23, 2010, at New York University School of Medicine, New York.

APWCA offers weekend review/refresher

"The Essentials-A Comprehensive Review Course on Wound Care Management and Intervention" will be held August 7 and 8, 2010, at the Renaissance Philadelphia Hotel at the Airport, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Physician-specific wound care certification exams

The Council for Medical Education and Testing is the first organization to offer physician-specific certification of this type; next exam is scheduled for August 21, 2010, in Birmingham, Alabama, in conjunction with the Advances in the Science of Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine conference.

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

Hidradenitis Suppurativa: A Clinician's Tool for Early Diagnosis and Treatment
Monica A. Beshara, MSN, RN, NP-C, CWOCN

Bonus Content
Be sure to take advantage of these bonus articles from Advances in Skin & Wound Care. By accessing them through your eNews link, you can read the articles free of charge.

Using Physical Modalities in Wound Care
Richard ‘‘Sal’’ Salcido, MD

Audit Checklist for Medical Necessity of Provided Services
Cathy Thomas Hess, BSN, RN, CWOCN


New In Vitro Data On Dressing Conformability


A Hydrofiber® Technology dressing containing ionic silver was observed to conform more closely to a porcine tissue surface than certain silver-containing foam dressings. In the in vitro study, AQUACEL® Ag dressing killed more of certain bacteria than the other silver dressings tested.


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