How do we evaluate whether our pressure injury program is ready for the new survey process?
Patients who spend more than eight hours a day in a wheelchair have a far lower incidence of pressure ulcers when it is equipped with a single-compartment or multi-compartment air cushion using telescopic cells.
What type of tissue is found in a pressure injury?
Benjamin Franklin once said that "an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure." His 1736 statement was referring to firefighting — better to prevent a fire than deal with putting one out — but it can also apply to one of the most challenging issues in long-term care: Pressure injuries.
The adage "you are never too young to teach and never too old to learn" took a new meaning at the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (NPUAP) Biennial conference held in New Orleans..
With these recent decisions, we have discovered that there is success in demonstrating to a jury or arbitration panel how a pressure injury can be unavoidable as defined under F-Tag 314.