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
I recently spoke on geriatrics, humanistic medicine, and art at The International Arts and Health Conference in Port Macquarie, Australia. Because I spent so much of my medical career in long-term care, I sought out the opportunity to visit a nursing home to speak with staff and make comparisons
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
Care delivered in nursing homes is highly regulated, particularly for pressure ulcers. Whatever your opinion of government regulation, laws governing nursing homes undoubtedly provide added protection for these vulnerable adults across America. This post will provide a basic explanation of regulations covering pressure ulcers in the
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.