Pressure Ulcers: Long-Term Care Clinical Manual / Edition 1

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This book provides strategies to help long-term care nurses assess, prevent, and treat pressure ulcers in accordance with NPUAP and CMS guidelines. With this resource, not only will staff be able to overcome documentation problems and understand how to assess wounds and infections, but it provides good practices to help your facility achieve a high Quality Measure rating and accurately code Section M on the MDS 3.0. With Pressure Ulcers: Long-Term Care Clinical Manual you will: *Employ prevention strategies to reduce the risk of a deficiency under F314 *Get simplified, step-by-step instructions for proper wound assessment that comply with NPUAP and CMS guidelines *Individualize resident care plans in less time with improved accuracy using time-tested care plan approaches *Customize the CD-ROM packed with more than 50 forms and resources to save time in clinical practice and staff education

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781601467195
  • Publisher: HCPro, Inc
  • Publication date: 7/1/2010
  • Format: Spiral Bound
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 8.30 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Barbara Acello, MS, RN, is an independent nurse consultant and educator. She has worked in long-term care for more than thirty-three years. In addition to owning and operating a school for nursing assistants, she helped to write and develop mandatory state curricula for nurse aides and EMTs.
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Table of Contents

  • Chapter 1: Anatomy and Physiology of the Skin
  • Chapter 2: Identifying Pressure Ulcer Risk and Implementing a Preventive Plan of Care

  • Chapter 3: NPUAP Assessment Guidelines and Techniques

  • Chapter 4: Positioning the Resident in Bed
  • Chapter 5: Positioning the Resident in a Chair or Wheelchair

  • Chapter 6: Support Surfaces

  • Chapter 7: Nursing Strategy: The Plan of Care for a Resident with a Pressure Ulcer

  • Chapter 8: Lower Extremity Ulcers
  • Chapter 9: Pressure Ulcer Treatments and Dressings

  • Chapter 10: Skin Tears

  • Chapter 11: Wound Infection

  • Chapter 12: Legal Issues
  • Chapter 13: Survey Issues

  • Chapter 14: Wound Documentation Glossary

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