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September 21, 2009

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AQUACEL Ag Is Considered Safe to Use in MRI
New data shows that AQUACEL Ag, ConvaTec's advanced antimicrobial dressing, is safe for use in a magnetic resonance imaging environment.

VIBATIV Approved for Complicated SSIs
The Food and Drug Administration has approved VIBATIV for the treatment of adult patients with complicated skin structure infections caused by gram-positive bacteria, including Staphylococcus aureus, both methicillin-resistant and methicillin-susceptible strains.

Mölnlycke Launches Education Resource Center
Mölnlycke Health Care US, LLC, recently launched a new Clinical Education Resource Center to emphasize best practices in wound care.

NAWC to Host Reception at Annual Symposium
The National Alliance of Wound Care (NAWC) will host a reception Friday, October 23, 2009, from 5:30 to 7:30 PM in the Lone Star Ballroom at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in San Antonio, Texas, during the 24th annual Clinical Symposium on Advances in Skin & Wound Care. For information on the NAWC, visit

Wound Care Review Course Scheduled
The American Professional Wound Care Association will offer "The Essentials--A Comprehensive Review Course on Wound Care Management and Intervention" on January 16-17, 2010, in Los Angeles, California.

APWCA Plans National Clinical Conference
APWCA2010, Wound Care and the Related Sciences, highlighted by more than 40 world-renowned experts from all wound-care disciplines, will be held April 8-11, 2010, at the Sheraton, Philadelphia City Center, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. For further information on these programs and other APWCA activities, visit

CMET Offers Wound Care Certification Exam
The Council for Medical Education and Testing (CMET) is the first and only physician-specific testing organization and offers upcoming wound care certification examinations. Endorsed by the American Professional Wound Care Association and recognized by the American College of Hyperbaric Medicine, exams will be offered on Sunday, October 25, 2009, in conjunction with the Clinical Symposium on Advances in Skin & Wound Care in San Antonio, Texas, in New York in November, and other locations in 2010. For information or; 215-364-4100.

Annual CAWC Conference to be Held in Quebec
The 15th Annual Canadian Association of Wound Care Conference will be held October 29 to November 1, 2009, in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada.




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

  • CMS pressure ulcer POA indicator
  • Payment strategies
  • APWCA clinical rounds



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