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Archive for June, 2009

MDS 3.0 Will Alter Pressure Ulcer Assessment

This article was published in Caring for the Ages.¬† 10(3), pp 18-19; 2009. Since 1995, all nursing facilities have used MDS Version 2.0 as the data-gathering component of the Resident Assessment Instrument (RAI), a mandatory part of nursing home care for more than two decades. Now, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has revised the MDS to improve its reliability and usefulness, and MDS …Read More

Optimizing Pressure Ulcer Care: A Checklist For System Change

This article was¬†published in Ostomy Wound Management 2009; 55:6, p 6. Our healthcare system sought to enrich and improve strategies to assess, document, and prevent pressure ulcers and to identify key personnel to implement these strategies. An evaluation of our practices yielded the following recommendations:1. Assess policies and procedures relevant to documentation systems, risk assessment tools, prevention techniques, and skin assessment documentation along with ease …Read More