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When nursing home residents return from a hospital stay, they are often developing preventable health problems, a new study finds.
Combining a porcine-based wound wrap with negative pressure wound therapy increased wound healing in a small group of patients with chronic, Stage IV pressure ulcers.
Nova Scotia’s long-term care facilities are receiving a massive investment meant to reduce pressure injuries and improve resident care.
The National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel recently made significant updates to the definitions and staging system for pressure ulcers to reflect the latest evidence and trending practice changes. Notably, “pressure ulcer” has been changed to the more precise “pressure injury.”
A federal judge has told the plaintiff suing a Kentucky nursing home that he could not proceed with his negligence per se claims based on violations of standards set by federal law or state licensing regulations.