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  THIS JUST IN May 2011  

Preventing Pressure Ulcers Toolkit Now Available

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality has made available on its website the document, “Preventing Pressure Ulcers in Hospitals: A Toolkit for Improving Quality of Care.”

Study Suggests Alternative to Foot Amputation

A recent study discusses a possible alternative to amputation for some diabetic patients with neuropathic ulceration of the first metatarsophalangeal joint.

May is Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month

The American Academy of Dermatology offers information on how to perform a skin self-exam, download a body mole map, or find free skin cancer screenings locations in local areas.

Register Now for Clinical Symposium on Advances in Skin & Wound Care

Join us September 9-12, 2011, at the Gaylord National Hotel & Convention Center in National Harbor, MD (just on the outskirts of Washington, DC), for the 26th Annual Clinical Symposium on Advances in Skin & Wound Care: The Conference for Prevention and Healing.

APWCA Presents Education Achievement Awards

The American Professional Wound Care Association presented the “Outstanding Education Achievement Award” to Sharon Baranoski, MSN, RN, CWCN, DAPWCA, FAAN, and Guido LaPorta, DPM, FAPWCA, at its 2011 national conference.


From the pages of Advances in Skin & Wound Care
Earn CE/CME credit by reading this peer-reviewed, continuing education article from the April 2011 issue of Advances in Skin & Wound Care and taking the test.

Wound Bed Preparation and Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Karen Laforet, MCISc, BA, RN, IIWCC; Gail M. Woodbury, PhD, MSc, BScPT, BSc; and R. Gary Sibbald, BSc, MD, MEd, FRCPC (Med Derm), MACP, FAAD, MAPWCA

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.

Complementary and Alternative Medicine in Wound Healing
Richard "Sal" Salcido, MD

Checklist for Nutrients Necessary for Wound Healing
Cathy Thomas Hess, BSN, RN, CWOCN

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