There are a lot of questions still swirling around why certain residents develop pressure ulcers, but it's unquestionable they remain a costly problem for long-term care providers.
Much like an actual rock concert, McKnight's Online Expo participants will begin today's sessions with "It's Still Rock and Roll to Me," a wound care presentation by Janice Beitz, Ph.D.
There are approximately 2.5 million pressure ulcers treated in acute care yearly, according to the Joint Commission. By 2017, the number of pressure, venous and diabetic ulcers will increase to 60 million worldwide.
Providers caring for ostomy patients can soon use an algorithm that helps improve care management and patient safety, its proponents claim.