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  • 09/30/2021 2:28 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Have you tried the new app for wound clinicians? vTail was designed by Wound Care Industry Experts for Wound Care Clinicians. This app provides more efficient communication between clinicians and wound care manufacturing companies. The added bonus? For every APWCA registration, vTail will donate $30 to the APWCA. Register in the app today! https://join.vtail.co/apwca

  • 09/28/2021 11:28 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Submitted by Christopher L. Barrett, DPM, CWS, FAPWCA.

    All of the following are appropriate patients for hyperbaric oxygen therapy referral except:

    A. 78-year-old male with hematuria 3 years post radiation for prostate cancer
    B. 47-year-old female with non-healing VLU of 3 months duration and acute cellulitis
    C. 65-year-old male with T2 diabetes and chronic midfoot ulceration with + probe to bone
    D. 50-year female with cyanosis of a TRAM flap 2 days post-op

    Check your answer at apwca.org/trivia-tuesdays every Wednesday! 


  • 09/23/2021 2:34 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    On this episode, Frank & Lizzie sit down with Dr. Marc "Dutch" Matthews from the Arizona Burn Center to discuss his experience with Vashe, a hypochlorous acid preserved wound cleanser solution. Dutch explains how this pH skin neutral wound solution has helped changed his practice for the better, but more importantly the lives of his patients.

    Click here to watch!


  • 09/21/2021 9:53 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Submitted by Christopher L. Barrett, DPM, CWS, FAPWCA.

    A positive Stemmer sign is diagnostic for:

    A. Osteomyelitis
    B. Venous Hypertension
    C. Lymphedema
    D. Lipedema
    E. Melanoma

    Check your answer at apwca.org/trivia-tuesdays every Wednesday! 

  • 09/14/2021 10:36 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Submitted by Jeffrey A. Niezgoda, MD, FACHM, MAPWCA, CHWS.

    This demonstrates which wound characteristic?
    A. Tunneling
    B. Undermining
    C. Depth
    D. Epiboly
    E. Necrotic Margin


    Check your answer at apwca.org/trivia-tuesdays every Wednesday! 

  • 09/09/2021 1:12 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The APWCA is excited to share our partnership with vTail! The vTail application was designed by Wound Care Industry Experts specifically for Wound Care Clinicians like ourselves. The app’s main purpose is to provide more efficient communications between clinicians and wound care manufacturing companies. For every person that downloads the app - vTail will donate $25 to the APWCA. Downloading this app ​​will help APWCA to continue to offer education and outreach to members and bolster the offerings at Wound Week in Philadelphia next February! Use the QR code or below or this link to download the app today. https://join.vtail.co/apwca.


  • 09/07/2021 12:42 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Submitted by Christopher L. Barrett, DPM, CWS, FAPWCA.

    According to the TIME principle of wound bed preparation, what barrier to wound healing does M represent?

    Check your answer at apwca.org/trivia-tuesdays every Wednesday!


  • 08/31/2021 10:02 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Submitted by Cheryl Carver, LPN, WCC, CWCA, DAPWCA, FACCWS. Image provided by Selvam J. Watts from Chennai, India.

    Which is true regarding darker skin tones?

    A. People with darker skin tones develop higher stage pressure ulcers.
    B. Consider variances in skin tone color when assessing skin.
    C. The perceptions of people with dark skin tones are under-examined.
    D. Current skin assessment protocols are less effective for people who have darker skin tones
    E. All the above


    Check your answer at apwca.org/trivia-tuesdays every Wednesday!

  • 08/26/2021 9:54 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Wound Week 2022 is happening February 24-27 at the Loews Philadelphia Hotel! To be a sponsor or exhibitor at the event (or for more information) go to https://www.apwca.org/ww22exhibitors-sponsors or e-mail exhibits@apwca.org today.

  • 08/24/2021 9:36 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Submitted by Jeffrey A. Niezgoda, MD, FACHM, MAPWCA, CHWS.

    The BEST description of the wound base is:

    A. Filiform Fibrin
    B. Edematous Carboxymethylcellulose
    C. Free Range Myiasis

    D. Ascariasis Diabetica


    Check your answer at apwca.org/trivia-tuesdays.


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