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May 20, 2009

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New Jersey Fights against Pressure Ulcers
New Jersey signs into law a new bill that requires nursing homes to use pressure redistribution mattresses for all residents.

BodyZone Support Surfaces Unveiled
Foamex, Media, Pennsylvania, a producer of polyurethane foam-based solutions and specialty comfort products, has introduced BodyZone and BodyZone Ultra as new solutions to pressure ulcer prevention and treatment.

WHO Issues New Hand Hygiene Guidelines
The World Health Organization issued its new guidelines on Hand Hygiene in Health Care, the first global patient safety challenge.

New Excellarate Formulations May Broaden Use in Wound Healing
New formulation enhancements for Cardium Therapeutics’ Excellarate product candidate are designed to simplify and broaden the use of Excellarate for diabetic ulcers, and also to expand the potential applicability into a number of additional wound healing market opportunities, including pressure and venous ulcers, as well as major surgical and serious trauma wounds.

H1N1 Influenza Updates on
Stay current with the latest information on H1N1 influenza, including new developments, as well as references developed for clinicians regarding key facts, drug information, and patient education.

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 June 2009 issue:

  • Pressure ulcers in pediatric patients
  • PAD in substance abusers
  • Payment strategies



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