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American Professional Wound Care Association
The American Professional Wound Care Association (APWCA) invites the submission of research abstracts for its 16th Annual APWCA National Clinical Conference, which will take place September 7 to 9, 2017, at the Loews Philadelphia Hotel, Pennsylvania. Submission Categories for the research abstracts are as follows: wound healing, limb salvage, and hyperbaric oxygen therapy. To submit an application or obtain additional information about abstract format and guidelines, visit www.apwca.org/2017-Abstracts. The deadline for submission is August 1, 2017.
Registration is now open for the national conference.
National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel
The National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (NPUAP) recently met with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to discuss its new Pressure Injury Staging System, which was initially launched in April 2016. The collaborative discussion between CMS and NPUAP included clarifying each stage based on recent research and expert clinical consensus, improving the accuracy of pressure injury staging, and further clarification of deep tissue pressure injuries, announced the NPUAP. The staging system is the combined result of extensive scientific research and collaboration with national and international providers.
The NPUAP said it believes the new system will allow healthcare providers to identify and treat pressure injuries earlier and more accurately. The 2 groups will continue to collaborate and share scientific expertise.