MDS version 3.0, the mandatory assessment tool for residents of skilled nursing facilities, was finally implemented October 2010 after years of planning. Section M: Skin Condition has been completely revised and expanded. This blog post will address MDS 3.0 sub-section M0100: Determination of Pressure Ulcer Risk, which approaches
Because of the interdisciplinary nature of wound care, communication is critical to maintain the process of healing. This applies to all types of chronic wounds including pressure ulcers and ulcers related to arterial and venous disease. There are several avenues of communication for wound care, all
FACT: Many wound-care products are considered “medical devices” with limited data on efficacy. A new study released by the Institute of Medicine points out that the FDA’s approval process for medical devices is flawed. Medical devices include high profile items such as hip replacements, but this
Dr. Jeffrey M. Levine has authored numerous articles on topics related to healthcare of the elderly. These include medical history, prevention and treatment of chronic wounds such as pressure ulcers, elder neglect and abuse, and physical restraints. He has also edited a book on legal and regulatory aspects of nursing homes.