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Category Archives: Pressure Ulcers

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.

Most Frequently Cited Deficiencies Report

The Most Frequently Cited Deficiencies Report from the Section for Long-Term Care Regulation for the second quarter of 2012 may be accessed here:  Most Frequently Cited Deficiencies April – June 2012

Most Frequently Cited Deficiencies Report

View the Section for Long-Term Care Regulation (SLCR) Most Frequently Cited Deficiencies Report for the first quarter of 2012 here:  Most Frequently Cited Deficiencies Report 2012