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Archived news page, covering events, conferences and non-product specific news items from 2001.
Last updated: May 2003
PEPID, a portable medical information database, is helping healthcare professionals reduce medical errors and improve patient outcomes by providing easy access to up-to-date medical information. PEPID can be downloaded to a handheld computer, allowing for instant point of care use.
In March 2000, the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) published a review of PEPID in which the reviewer recommended its use in the emergency department (JAMA 2000; 283 (10): 1355).
US Pharmacist also featured PEPID in its discussion of reducing medical errors (US Pharmacist 2001; 26 (5)).
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Dr Peter Dykes, of the Department of Dermatology, University of Wales, Cardiff, UK, presented results from a new study examining trauma at wound dressing changes. The findings reveal that Mepilex® Border, a new, self-adherent, soft silicone dressing from Mölnlycke Health Care removed less stratum corneum and therefore caused less damage to the surrounding skin compared with other self-adherent dressings .
Professor Evonne Fowler, Assistant Clinical Professor at the UCLA School of Nursing, Los Angeles, USA stated at the international symposium that "the choice of wound dressing is very important to reduce trauma and pain in wound care". She concluded that education and training is needed in this area to maximise patient care.
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Dykes PJ, Heggie R, Hill, SA. Effects of adhesive dressings on the stratum corneum of the skin. J Wound Care 2001; 10 (2): 7-10.
A million Americans will now have access to 'vacuum' therapy in their own homes following the Health Care Financing Administation's (HCFA) approval of a new Medicare Part B reimbursement code. VAC (Vacuum Assisted Closure) therapy helps to heal chronic wounds, including diabetic ulcers, bed sores, flaps, grafts, non-healing wounds, and traumatic wounds.
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