Pressure Wounds

Emeritus turns to high-profile law firm to appeal $23 million verdict

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Emeritus Senior Living has engaged high-profile attorneys in its bid to overturn the verdict handed down by a jury in March, under which Emeritus would have to pay nearly $23 million in punitive damages related to the death of a resident who had pressure wounds.

Wound care cases can be won, attorney emphasizes

Wound care cases can be won, attorney emphasizes

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Document, document, document: That's the key to avoiding costly wound care mishaps in a nursing facility, an attorney told McKnight's Online Expo participants Thursday.

Medicare and Medicaid chief tells long-term care providers: CMS is on their side

Medicare and Medicaid chief tells long-term care providers: CMS is on their side

Improving the quality of care and targeting waste and fraud are priorities for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, chief Donald Berwick, M.D. told a large group of long-term care providers Tuesday.

Black nursing home residents more likely to develop pressure wounds, study finds

Black nursing home residents are more likely that white residents to develop pressure wounds, a new study reveals.

Fibrous glass material heals hard-to-treat diabetic wounds and ulcers, research finds

A revolutionary borate glass nanofiber material appeared to speed up healing and repair long-term wounds in eight out of 12 diabetic patients with venous stasis wounds, according to new research.

New delivery method for pressure wounds and diabetic foot ulcers improves healing

Researchers have developed a new growth factor delivery system that heals wounds such as pressure sores and diabetic foot ulcers faster than previous treatments.