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  THIS JUST IN October 2010  
Skin tear research initiative seeks participants

Wound care clinicians are researching current practices in the prevention and management of skin tears and are seeking practitioners to participate in a brief, anonymous, online survey to develop a consensus statement. Enter the password ST2010 to complete the survey.

No-sting periwound skin-prep spray launched

No-Sting Skin-Prep Spray leaves a clear waterproof, breathable, alcohol-free, and conformable barrier that allows for visual assessment of the periwound area.

Ankle-foot orthotic unveiled

The new Heelift AFO features a semi-rigid polypropylene brace, which is positioned to provide safe ankle and foot support, and a fixed elevation pad that can be customized for protection of the Achilles tendon.

Therapy surface introduced

A new therapy surface, compatible with most flat deck bed systems, offers sophisticated treatment features and added versatility, such as a weight-based pressure redistribution feature supporting patients up to 500 pounds.

NAWC announces new certification

The National Alliance of Wound Care has introduced an advanced wound care certification in the specialty of diabetic wounds, the Diabetic Wound Certified (DWC) credential.

APWCA offers review course

The American Professional Wound Care Association will hold “The Essentials – a comprehensive review course on wound care management and intervention” in Los Angeles, California, 7:30 AM – 6:30 PM, Saturday, January 29, 2011, and 7:30 AM – 1:00 PM, Sunday, January 30, 2011.

Physician-specific wound care certification exams

The Council for Medical Education and Testing is the only physician-specific wound care certifying organization in the United States. The next examination date is: November 13, 2010: 11 AM to 4 PM, at the Sheraton Newark Airport Hotel, Newark, New Jersey.

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

Diagnosis and Management of Foreign Bodies in the Skin
Jill E. Winland-Brown, EdD, MSN, FNP-BC, and Sandra Allen, MSN, FNP-BC

Bonus Content
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Super Bugs: Survival of the Fittest
Richard "Sal" Salcido, MD

Checklist for Differential Diagnosis of Lower-extremity Ulcers
Cathy Thomas Hess, BSN, RN, CWOCN

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