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Category Archives: Pressure Ulcers

Pressure Ulcer Webinar

January 21, 2016:  The Braden and Beyond
Presenter:  Pamela Scarborough, PT, DPT, MS, CDE, CWS, CEEAA, Director of Public Policy and Education for American Medical Technologies in Irvine, California

This webinar will outline the components of a pressure ulcer prevention program, distinguish between the process of risk assessment and skin assessment and utilize the Braden Scale for Predicting Pressure Sore Risk © documents to score the resident’s risk for pressure ulcers comprehensively and assign an accurate risk level.

Information about the program and a registration form are available here.  Registration closes January 19, 2016.

World Wide Pressure Ulcer Prevention Day

November 19, 2015:  History of Pressure Ulcers and Wound Care: Past, Present, & Future

The National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (NPUAP) is proud to announce that World Wide Pressure Ulcer Prevention Day will be November 19, 2015.  The objective of World Wide Pressure Ulcer Prevention Day is to increase national awareness for pressure ulcer prevention and to educate the public on this topic.  NPUAP has developed an extensive media materials package appropriate for all healthcare settings and organizations.  This free material is available here.

In honor of World Wide Pressure Ulcer Prevention Day, the NPUAP is pleased to offer a free webinar, hosted by NPUAP Director Dr. Jeffrey Levine, titled “History of Pressure Ulcers & Wound Care: Past, Present and Future.”  Please visit the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel’s webinar page here for more information.

24th Annual Caring for the Frail Elderly Conference

August 15 – 16, 2014:  Holiday Inn Select Executive Center – Columbia, Mo.

The Caring for the Frail Elderly Conference is the premiere Midwest conference dedicated to improving care for the frail elderly.  This inter-professional meeting advances care for older patients in clinical, hospital, nursing home, and end-of-life settings.  Since 1991, this annual event has provided state-of-the-art information on medical management, interdisciplinary care, and system change for physicians, nurses, social workers, state surveyors, nursing home administrators, attorneys, pharmacists, and other professionals.  To learn more, please visit

Most Frequently Cited Deficiencies Report – Third Quarter 2013

Please find the quarterly report here:  Most Frequently Cited Deficiencies – Third Quarter 2013 from the Section for Long-Term Care Regulation.

Advancing Excellence Goals – Pain and Pressure Ulcers Webinar

March 7, 2013:  This webinar will cover the Advancing Excellence goals Pain and Pressure Ulcers.  LANE members and nursing home staff will learn about the resources and tools for these goals.  Reserve your webinar seat:

Pressure Ulcer Prevention: PUP Tip #8

February 2013:  Tip 8: PUP Begs for Communication

Click here to view PUP Tip 8 flyer

You may view all the tips in this series at  The Missouri Local Area Network for Excellence (MOLANE) is the state coalition for Advancing Excellence.

Using MDS 3.0 as an Engine for High Quality Individualized Care Webinar Series Five – Working Together for Better Outcomes

National Learning Collaborative Webinar Series on Using MDS 3.0 as an Engine for High Quality Individualized Care:  SERIES 5: Working Together for Better Outcomes – Relational Coordination for Quality Improvement 

In Webinar Series Five of our National Learning Collaborative, teams of practitioners share how they have achieved better outcomes through key systems for relational coordination – consistent assignment, huddles, CNAs involvement in care planning, and Quality Improvement huddles among staff closest to the residents.

March 12, 2013 – Part 11:  It Takes a Team to Prevent and Heal Pressure Ulcers
Presenters: Teams from Glenridge Living Community, Augusta, Maine, and Oakview Terrace, Freeman, SD.  Staff from two homes will explain how they prevent and heal pressure ulcers by working better together.

May 7, 2013 – Part 12:  It Takes a Team to Provide High Quality Individualized Care
Presenters: Barbara Frank, B& F Consulting; Amy Elliot, Pioneer Network; and teams from nursing homes participating in the National Learning Collaborative on Using MDS 3.0 as the Engine for High Quality Individualized Care.  Staff from several homes that have participated in the National Learning Collaborative will share how engaging staff in individualizing care has led to better quality of care and quality of life for their residents.

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