TENNESSEE REGIONAL WOUND SEMINARS
Seminar Title: Pressure Ulcer/Injury Prevention and Wound Care in the Long-Term Care Setting: Meeting Regulatory and Clinical Guidelines
Prevention, recognition, assessment, and treatment of all wound etiologies (pressure and non-pressure related wounds) are mandates from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). This information-packed, full-day seminar will provide up-to-date evidence-based recommendations and CMS mandated regulations for pressure ulcer prevention, recognition, assessment, and treatment. In addition, the most frequent non-pressure etiologies (e.g. venous and arterial insufficiency, diabetic neuropathic foot ulcers, and skin tears) will be reviewed.
Focused content on the Unavoidable Pressure Ulcer aka the Kennedy Terminal Ulcer/Skin Failure will be included to assist buildings in recognizing skin failure at life’s end for the clinical team to address Quality of Life issues for residents with these unavoidable pressure ulcer/injuries. The regulatory focus of the course will be on F-Tags F684, F686, and F687.
This is a basic to intermediate level course and is appropriate for the new wound care clinicians and seasoned wound management providers.
Objectives: At the end of this program participants will be able to:
Dr. Pamela Scarborough is the Director of Public Relations and Education for American Medical Technologies. She is a physical therapist with over 35 years’ experience as a clinician, team leader, professional educator and mentor. In addition to holding a license to practice physical therapy in the state of Texas, Dr. Scarborough is board certified as a wound specialist (CWS). She presents nationally and internationally to multidisciplinary audiences and publishes extensively on topics related to infection prevention and control, wound prevention and care, and diabetes management.
Continuing Education Credits:
Our Educational Commitment
This course is presented without charge as part of AMT's educational commitment to long term care facilities across the country.