Pressure Ulcer Guide Helps New Jersey Nursing Homes

In an unusual agreement between the New Jersey Hospital Association, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), and the New Jersey Department of Health, the Pocket Guide to Pressure Ulcers authored by myself and Elizabeth Ayello PhD, RN will be distributed...

Webinar on Infectious Aspects of Chronic Wounds

This is a webinar I recently delivered on Infectious Aspects of Chronic Wounds including Infection Control.  It was sponsored by the Gold STAMP (Success Through Assessment, Management, and Prevention) program, which is funded by the New York State Department of Health...

New Research Sheds Light on Hospital Acquired Pressure Ulcers

A new study published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society sheds light on hospital acquired pressure ulcers with data on epidemiology, mortality, and patient characteristics.  Its results are certain to fuel the debate on avoidability of pressure ulcers....

New Research Fuels Discussion on Feeding Tubes and Pressure Ulcers

The medical literature concerning patients with advanced dementia has consistently shown that feeding tubes provide little benefit. Complications of feeding tubes can include aspiration pneumonia, diarrhea, agitation, need for physical and chemical restraint, and...

The Evolving Standard of Care for Pressure Ulcers

When Florence Nightingale published her seminal treatise in 1860 entitled Notes on Nursing, she wrote: “if [the patient] has a bed-sore, it is generally the fault not of the disease, but of the nursing.” As an unintended consequence, pressure sores virtually dropped...