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By the WoundSource Editors

Washington, DC – August 30, 2016 – The National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (NPUAP) revised the Pressure Injury Staging System following a consensus conference in April. The response to the changes has been positive. To date, The Joint Commission (TJC) has adopted the new terminology and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has been in discussions with the NPUAP to incorporate the new terminology. The rollout of the changes will be controlled by these agencies.

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Savannah, GA – August 10, 2016 – Emerging value-based care delivery and reimbursement models demand that health care providers deliver excellent clinical outcomes at the lowest cost. Corstrata improves access to expert wound care through its telemedicine platform and enables care coordination as the patient moves across multiple provider settings such as Direct Care Physicians (DCPs), Skilled Nursing Facilities, Home Health Agencies, and Hospices.

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Providence, RI – August 19, 2016 – The Wound Healing Foundation (WHF), through the support of Medline Industries, is pleased to announce the creation of a new grant, the WHF Hyaluronic Acid Wound Healing Research Grant for the year 2016. This one-year $15,000 research grant is to stimulate research about hyaluronic acid in wound healing. Study proposals may include in vitro, in vivo, and/or clinical based studies. Interested candidates meeting the grant requirements should submit their proposals by September 19, 2016.

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Springdale, OH – August 10, 2016 – The National Association of Directors of Nursing Administration NADONA/LTC">NADONA/LTC announces that The Director: Journal of the National Association of Directors of Nursing Administration/LTC has been officially indexed in the Google Scholar database, which is the first time that the publication has been listed in the peer-reviewed literature. This advancement is critical for recruitment of professional authors and allows authors to share their professional work through a variety of academic and professional networks. In addition, the journal issues and specific articles will now be accessible via the Google search engine.

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By the WoundSource Editors

Redwood City, CA – July 29, 2016 – Jewell Nursing Solutions is pleased to announce the development of the BackBone™ Turning Wedge, an innovative positioning cushion capable of providing ergonomically correct support without contact to the sacral/coccyx area.

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By The Alliance of Wound Care Stakeholders

The Alliance of Wound Care Stakeholders' (Alliance) quarterly update provides an overview of ongoing advocacy initiatives to ensure access, coverage and payment to wound care procedures and technologies for patients. This update includes current action items, updates on key areas of focus from the past quarter, and future issues for the second half of 2016 that the Alliance is tracking that are of importance to the wound care community, including clinicians who may be impacted by policy changes.

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By the WoundSource Editors

NYU Langone Nursing is hosting the International Interprofessional Wound Care Course (IIWCC) in New York City from August 11-14, 2016.

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Washington, DC – June 6, 2016 – The National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (NPUAP) recently announced a change in terminology in the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel Pressure Injury Staging System. According to the new System, the term “pressure injury” replaces “pressure ulcer”. The updated System also includes changes in the staging definitions, and uses Arabic instead of Roman numerals in the names of the stages.

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By the WoundSource Editors

Wound Specialists From Around the World Gather December 1-3 in Chicago, Illinois.

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Cincinnati, OH – May 4, 2016 – The National Association Directors of Nursing Administration in Long-Term Care (NADONA/LTC) announces the release of the industry’s first Infection Prevention and Control certification program specific for Extended Care healthcare professionals. The new certification program officially launched on May 1, 2016 for healthcare professionals that meet the examination eligibility requirements. The exam will be offered year round.

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