Cool research: Pressure sore closed with frozen placenta
Apr 08, 2018
Cryopreserved membrane from human placentas helped close a hard-to-heal pressure wound in a series of case studies reported in the March issue of Wounds. Though the benefits of using human amniotic tissue...
Nurses lacking ulcer awareness: study
Dec 06, 2017
Nurses need more training on medical device-related pressure ulcers, according to a prospective study published in Ostomy Wound Management.
Ask the Treatment Expert about … pressure ulcer policies
Oct 06, 2017
What are the significant changes from F314 Pressure Sores to F686 Skin Integrity, “Pressure Ulcers,” which takes effect in November?
Wound care riddles remain, despite $11 billion price tag
May 08, 2015
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.
Online Expo begins Wednesday
Mar 24, 2015
It might still be snowing in some parts of the country, but there’s no better sign of spring than the beginning of the McKnight’s Online Expo.
Flexible work, pressure ulcer rates linked
Nov 01, 2014
Nursing homes where staff had more control over scheduling registered lower rates of pressure ulcers among residents, according to a study published in the Journal of Applied Gerontology.
Expanded surveys will focus on staffing, MDS coding
Nov 04, 2014
Special surveys to determine Minimum Data Set coding accuracy and nursing home staffing levels will occur nationwide in 2015, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced in an Oct. 31 memorandum....
Ask the care expert … about pressure ulcer prevalence
Sep 01, 2014
I am a new charge nurse. My DON wants me to calculate the prevalence of pressure ulcers. Is there an easy way to do this?
Some pressure ulcers can’t be avoided, guidance says
Aug 01, 2014
Some pressure ulcers are unavoidable, according to updated guidance from wound care experts.
Jury hands down $14 million negligent care verdict to ‘send message’ to nursing homes
Jul 25, 2014
A Massachusetts jury has awarded $14 million to the family of a nursing home resident who died due to a pressure ulcer, dehydration and other conditions linked to negligent care, according to local news...