Volume 55 - Issue 8 - August, 2009

Improving Care One Translation at a Time

Compassion is the desire that moves the individual self to widen the scope of its self-concern to embrace the whole of the universal self. — Arnold Toynbee

     Maria Helena Larcher Caliri, RN, BSN, PhD, São Paulo, Brazil has been an Associate Professor at Ribeirao Preto College of Nursing, University of São Paulo since 1996. A member of Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society and former president of the society’s Brazilian Chapter, Rho Upsilon, Maria also has been an active member of the Brazilian Nursing Association since 1976. Before completing her



Attention Members: Nominations for the 2010 Board of Directors

     On September 17, the AAWC will call for nominations for the 2010 AAWC Board of Directors election. On that date, all active members will receive an official email notification of the Call for Nominations for the 2010 – 2012 terms of office.

     Seven board member positions are open for election. The open positions are as follows:

     Executive Committee:President-Elect (1)
     Secretary (1)
     Treasurer (1)
     Nurse (1)
     General Board Members: Consumer (



New Products and Industry News August

Company launches website for clinicians

     ConvaTec (Skillman, NJ) recently launched a new website, www.Hydrofiber.com, to demonstrate how the company’s proprietary Hydrofiber® Technology is transforming wound care. The technology enables the company’s dressings to gel on contact with fluid, providing clinicians and patients with substantial wound care benefits. This technology powers the performance of advanced wound care products, including Aquacel®, Aquacel Ag®, and Versiva XC® dressings, each developed for different wound management needs. Designed fo