Accreditation Statement: AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Designation Statement: AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) ™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
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Session Description: This session will present a current overview of pressure ulcer care in the elderly across the continuum of care. The current nomenclature will be reviewed. Prevention and treatment modalities (offloading, dressings, surfaces) will be proposed particular to the type, location, and setting of the pressure injury. Contrasting management practices of pressure injuries will differ depending on the setting of the resident and the available expertise. For those involved in medical direction, analysis of pressure ulcer data and design of quality initiatives will be reviewed.
Differentiating the stages of pressure ulcers and gain understanding of their etiologies.
Applying the scientific literature towards the prevention and treatment of pressure ulcers.
Managing the treatment of pressure ulcers in various long-term care settings.
Reviewing quality Initiatives to support best practices for the care of pressure injuries.
Speaker(s): Scott Bolhack, MD, MBA, CMD
MD, MBA, FACP, CMD,
Northwest Medical Center, Tucson, Arizona
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