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Archive for June, 2010

Elizabeth Ayello PhD, RN Blogs on MDS 3.0 sDTI Coding

Another guest post by Elizabeth A. Ayello, PhD, RN, ACNS-BC, CWON, MAPWCA, FAAN. I was pleased with the response to my first guest post on Dr. Levine’s healthcare blog.  One question in particular regarding suspected deep tissue injury (sDTI), written by Laura DiGiulio CWOCN, particularly deserves comment.  Laura asked: “I would like some guidance about how to integrate the new MDS3.0 guidelines related to staging …Read More

Aging and Invisibility

My aging related art was recently covered in a post written by Paula Span in the New York Times blog, The New Old Age.  It was gratifying to spend time with this outstanding journalist and share my images, many of which are finally being shown after years of storage.  I was touched by some of the comments that readers wrote in response to the blog …Read More

Geriatrics, Humanistic Medicine, & Art

I recently served as keynote speaker at the American Medical Directors Association annual meeting in Long Beach, California.  The reason AMDA picked me was my photos of aging, which you can view on my online portfolio.  The title of my talk was Geriatrics, Humanistic Medicine, & Art, and the goal was to weave together themes of art and medicine to draw conclusions as to how …Read More

Essentials Of MDS 3.0 Section M: Skin Conditions

This article was published in  Advances in Skin & Wound Care. 23(6):273-284, June 2010. This is a CME (Continuing Medical Education) article published in the June issue of Advances in Skin & Wound Care.  It gives the basics of revised MDS 3.0 specifically regarding the section on skin condition.  Those clinicians working with pressure ulcers in long-term care will need to know Section M of …Read More

Long Term Care Preparing for MDS 3.0

Guest Post by Elizabeth A. Ayello, PhD, RN, ACNS-BC, CWON, MAPWCA, FAAN. Are you ready for the changes in MDS 3.0, Section M: Skin Condition? Having just developed the slide materials and provided the instruction on this for the CMS “Train the Trainer” programs in April 2010, I strongly believe that because section M is expanded to three pages, now is the time for clinicians, …Read More

Another Cover Photo on The Gerontologist

 The June, 2010 cover of The Gerontologist features one of my many images of aging.  I have been photographing human aging for the past twenty years, and this magazine has been publishing my work as cover art since 1996.   Links to more Gerontologist covers as well as other photos of aging are at on my photography website.  This photograph featuring Robert and Esther Wolf was taken …Read More