Jeri Lundgren, Author at McKnight's Long Term Care News
Jeri Lundgren

Jeri Lundgren

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Ask the Treatment Expert

How do you prove a pressure injury is unavoidable? In 2010, the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (NPUAP) reached consensus that unavoidable pressure injuries may develop in residents who are: hemodynamically unstable, terminally ill, have certain medical devices in place and are nonadherent with repositioning and artificial nutrition. Although the panel agreed that certain situations…

Ask The Treatment Expert

What should I consider when creating a skin integrity care plan? Start with a comprehensive risk assessment and skin inspection. Once the risk and skin assessments are complete, all identified risk factors or skin concerns should be included in the care plan.  Next, ensure the risk and skin concerns identified have correlating interventions to modify,…

Ask The Treatment Expert: Preventing sepsis

If you suspect a wound is infected, you need to optimize the resident’s health by rapidly debriding any nonviable tissue, using antibiotics in a targeted manner, evaluating nutritional status, stabilizing glycemic control, improving blood flow to the area, reducing immunosuppressant therapy if possible, and appropriately managing topical treatments.

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