How can I use benchmarking data to improve my pressure injury program?
Injuries sustained during the day likely heal faster than those that occur during the night due to human internal biological clocks
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.