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Category Archives: Pressure Ulcers

Pressure Ulcer Prevention: PUP Tip #7

January, 2013: PUP Needs Water

It is not always obvious whether a resident is thirsty, but proper hydration is important when it comes to preventing and treating pressure ulcers.  Our body needs plenty of fluids for our blood to carry vital oxygen and other nutrients to the cells.

View all tips in this series:  www.primaris.org/pup_tips.  The Missouri Local Area Network for Excellence (MOLANE) is the state coalition for Advancing Excellence.

Pressure Ulcer Prevention: PUP Tip #6

December 2012 Tip:  PUP on the Move

Please view the flyer here: PUPTip 6 or view online: http://www.primaris.org/node/964.

All tips in this series will be available online at www.primaris.org/pup_tips. The Missouri Local Area Network for Excellence (MOLANE) is the state coalition for Advancing Excellence.

Pressure Ulcer Prevention: PUP Tip #5

November 2012 Tip: PUP Digs Consistent Assignment  Consistent assignment of caregivers in nursing homes can help prevent pressure ulcers.  Inspecting residents’ skin regularly – checking for any changes – is vital in making sure skin stays intact and pressure ulcers do not develop.  Caregivers who are more familiar with residents are more likely to notice even subtle changes in the skin.  Consistent assignment paves the way toward this familiarity.  Click on the flyer here: PUP Tip 5.

All tips are available on line: www.primaris.org/pup_tips.

The Missouri Local Area Network for Excellence (MOLANE) is the state coalition for Advancing Excellence.

Pressure Ulcer Prevention: PUP Tip #4

October 2012 Tip: PUP Attacks F314.  All tips are available on line: www.primaris.org/pup_tips.  The Missouri Local Area Network for Excellence (MOLANE) is the state coalition for Advancing Excellence.

LTC Bulletin Autumn 2012

The Section for Long-Term Care Regulation has published the LTC Bulletin – Volume 10, Issue 3, Fall 2012 newsletter.  Please visit http://health.mo.gov/seniors/nursinghomes/providerinfo.php.

Pressure Ulcer Prevention: PUP Tip #3

September 2012 Tip: PUP Hunts Minimum Data Set (MDS) Coding

All tips are available on line: www.primaris.org/pup_tips.  The Missouri Local Area Network for Excellence (MOLANE) is the state coalition for Advancing Excellence.

Pressure Ulcer Prevention: PUP tips return!

PUP Tip #1  Assessing pressure-ulcer risk

Pressure ulcers hurt everyone.  More than one in twenty Missouri nursing homes residents develop pressure ulcers which cause pain and suffering.  For nursing homes, the extra staff hours and medical supplies come at a time when money could be spent in other areas.  View Tip #1 here: PUP Tip 1 

PUP Tip #2  Skin Monitoring

Catching the early signs of a pressure ulcer can help you prevent them from forming.  Training all your staff to watch for these signs and report them quickly is critical. View Tip #2 here:  PUP Tip 2

All tips are also available on line: http://www.primaris.org/pup_tips.

The Missouri Local Area Network for Excellence (MOLANE) is the state coalition for Advancing Excellence.