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June 16, 2009

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Web Site Addresses Pain During Wound Dressing Changes
Mölnlycke Health Care has launched a Web-based Less-Pain Academy designed for healthcare practitioners who are actively involved in wound dressing changes.

KCI Receives FDA Clearance for Open Abdomen Dressing
The Food and Drug Administration has granted clearance to KCI, Inc, to market its ABThera Open Abdomen Dressing.

ConvaTecLINK Provides Ostomy Practice Solutions
ConvaTec has unveiled ConvaTecLink, an online resource dedicated to practice solutions for ostomy healthcare providers.

Best in Class Awards Given to Manufacturers of Wound Care Products
Several companies that manufacture wound care products were among recipients of the 2009 Best in Class Awards at the 9th Annual GHX Supply Chain Summit in Nashville, Tennessee.

NAWC Announces Growth, Plans to Expand Educational Offerings, and MedaSTAT to Sponsor Annual WCC Scholarship
The National Alliance on Wound Care announced that since receiving the National Commission for Certifying Agencies national accreditation of the WCC credential last September, the number of WCCs certified in the United States has grown to well over 7000.

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




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

  • Skin tears
  • Randomized controlled trials
  • Foam dressings comparison



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