Clarification Of Pressure Ulcer Staging In Long-Term Care Under MDS 2.0

This article was published in Advances in Skin & Wound Care. 23(5):206-210, May 2010.

This article was co-authored by Sharon Roberson RN from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), Elizabeth Ayello RN, PhD, and myself.  Our goal was to clarify pressure ulcer staging in long-term care under the Minimum Data Set (MDS) Version 2.0, specifically with regard to blisters of the heel and suspected deep tissue injury (SDTI).

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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.