Wound Prevention and Management in the Post-Acute, Long-Term Care Setting: Meeting the Clinical and Regulatory Guidelines and Mandates
Providing wound prevention and management in the long-term, sub-acute care setting is challenging for many reasons including, but not limited to; the population (older and/or more acute than years past), the regulations, reimbursement constraints, and clinical knowledge challenges regarding this mammoth topic. For all these reasons, and more, wound care in the PAC/LTC is demanding for building management, leadership, and clinical and support staff.
This program will integrate clinical best practices with regulatory (survey) and reporting (MDS, Section M) mandates for wound prevention and care, providing the attendees with up to date information to assist clinical teams, building management and leadership with tools and direction for creating functional wound prevention and care programs. This course will support the PDPM and QAPI mandates by CMS related to skin integrity.
At the end of this program participants will be able to:
Dr. Pamela Scarborough is the 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 including acute, outpatient, home health, and long-term care. Her clinical experience has included traditional physical therapy, orthopedics and sports medicine, cardiac rehabilitation, and wound management. Pamela has published book chapters, articles, and monographs on the topics of diabetes and wound care, in addition to being a highly sought-after speaker, invited to present to interdisciplinary audiences at conferences, on webinars, and at wound management educational activities around the country. Her focus is currently clinical best-practices and CMS regulatory components for wound prevention and management in the long-term care setting.