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Pressure Ulcer

Doctors found new success treating a 4 cm pressure ulcer on a heel.

Cool research: Pressure sore closed with frozen placenta

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 are well documented, the doctors wanted to explore the bene ts of using cryopreserved, or frozen, tissue on three types of wounds under-represented…

Online Expo begins Wednesday

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.

Expanded surveys will focus on staffing, MDS coding

Expanded surveys will focus on staffing, MDS coding

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. A five-state pilot of the focused surveys concluded in August, and there were deficiencies reported on 24 out of 25, according to CMS.

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