Foundations for wound prevention & management according to the standards of practice and CMS regulations
This program will address pressure ulcer prevention and management risks from the legal, clinical standards of practice, and regulatory perspectives, providing content that addresses a building’s Pressure Ulcer/Pressure Injury prevention program from a system’s perspective and as a component of the Quality Assessment and Performance Improvement (QAPI) process. In addition, content will include a thorough review of coding mandates and tips from Section M of the MDS. Correct coding of the MDS is a primary factor of the new PDPM system of reimbursement.
This program is basic to intermediate level, appropriate for the Nursing Directors, Treatment Nurses, interdisciplinary clinical leadership, MDS coordinators, and others responsible for ensuring clinical practice standards and regulatory mandates are in place for their buildings.
Dr. Scarborough is currently Director of Public Policy and Education for American Medical Technologies. Her clinical career spans more than 35 years, having practiced in a variety of settings. Her clinical experience is vast and includes traditional physical therapy, orthopedics and sports medicine, cardiac rehabilitation, and wound management across the continuum of care. Pamela is published in wound book chapters, has written articles, and monographs on the various topics related to wound management and is a highly sought-after speaker, invited to present to interdisciplinary audiences nationally and internationally. Her current focus of education/training and mentoring is clinical best-practices and CMS regulatory components related to wound prevention and management in the long-term care setting.
Carla Kitten is the Regional Clinical Manager of the West Coast for American Medical Technologies. She is a master’s prepared registered nurse with over 35 years’ experience in nursing. Specialty areas include over 10 years in the legal nurse consulting arena serving both plaintiff and defense firms, over 10 years in critical care and the emergency department, and 15 years in the area she is most passionate about, nursing education and wound care.
Space is limited for this educational event. To reserve a spot, all are encouraged to register early.