Sending in a new patient referral requires an Authorization and Consent for Services as well as documents from the New Client Checklist. Those documents are listed below. If you want to know what types of insurance we accept, review the New Client Checklist. If you want to know what types of wound and skin issues we commonly treat, the answer is all of them. There is a list in the 360 Degrees of Wound Care Document. Other questions? Call us! (888) 256-3814. Prefer email? firstname.lastname@example.org is there to help.
Wound training hosted by the Great Plains Quality Network (A CMS Funded Quality Improvement Network) on properly assessing and identifying wounds for Section M of the MDS. This webinar is approximately 1 1/2 hours long.
Approaches to wound care vary depending on the goals of the client along with their medical, physical, and nutritional barriers and mental health. Considering numerous factors play into wound healing, delay of wound healing, or wound decline, it is important to distinguish between the three main wound goals and recognize the inter-professional care path needed to achieve the most appropriate goal for each patient. Using our inter-professional panel of a registered dietitian, physical therapist, and registered nurse, we will explore the three main wound goals and discuss the collaborative “patient-centered” approach to reach each goal. This educational opportunity will explore three different client/patient scenarios and how these differences may alter their wound healing goals and the inter-professional care plan for either: 1. Complete wound healing; 2. Maintenance goals; and 3. Palliative/Comfort goals.
In the world of Patient Driven Payment Model (PDPM), the rate adjustment trends down the longer the client is admitted to the Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF). The push to get clients healed faster using advanced modalities is more important now than ever before. This webinar will cover not only what you need to know but also resources for your PDPM success. The client with wounds has the potential to touch almost 20 categories in a PDPM payment model. Join us to discuss the payment model changes along with advanced modalities for wounds to give your client the best outcome at healing possible.
The Patient-Driven Payment Model (PDPM) started October 1, 2019. Many PDPM point categories focus on wound care and require an interprofessional approach to capture the maximum points allowed. Join us while wound expert, Martha R. Kelso, discusses how the bedside wound specialist is integral to PDPM.
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The documents below include Martha R Kelso as an author. Some of the documents have numerous authors that worked in collaboration to produce these much needed resources. They are free to download and encouraged to use for educational purposes.
Debridement Clinicians Resource Guide (pdf)Download
Diabetic Foot Ulcers-A Quick Guide to Prevention, Assessment, and Management (pdf)Download
Preventing Surgical Site Infections (pdf)Download
Quality Assurance & Performance Improvement Clinician's Resource Guide (pdf)Download
Simplifying the Complex-Best Practices for Managing Complex Wounds (pdf)Download
The Importance of Acidic pH on Wound Healing-Why all the (pH)uss About Microenvironments (pdf)Download
The Role of Hypochlorous Acid in Managing Wounds-Reduction in Antibiotic Usage (pdf)Download
Transitions of Care Clinicians Resource Guide (pdf)Download
What is a Diabetic Foot Ulcer (pdf)Download
Why All the Pressure About Pressure? (pdf)Download
All bedsores are pressure ulcers, but not all pressure ulcers are bedsores. Changes in long term care settings, including eliminating the use of restraints. Many facilities don’t check to see if existing medications could be eliminated or replaced. Many nurses and even doctors aren’t trained on wound care. Wounds are often a barometer of health, a person with other health issues is more likely to get bedsores. A wound may not appear for 3-10 days depending on the patient history. Don’t feel guilty for asking questions about a wound found on your loved one.
What types of wounds are most common in the senior and elderly community? Are wounds common in the aging community? Is the skin more of a barometer of the general health of the person who's affected by it? Many wounds types including pressure, arterial, venous and diabetic can afflict the elderly. Skin conditions and rashes may be more than "just a rash". We talk through some of these complex issues on this podcast episode. Join us!
34.2 million Americans have diabetes, and 88 million people in the United States have prediabetes. Diabetes often goes unrecognized, and people can live and have diabetes with little to no symptoms. When someone’s vision or kidneys fail, that’s when people finally understand that they have the condition. Martha Kelso, founder and CEO of Wound Care Plus, LLC., jumps into how diabetes can affect wounds. Amputation is fifteen to forty times greater for people with diabetes. Plus, people who have diabetes often end up with strokes, heart attacks, and other significant issues.
Preventing Pressure Ulcers in Nursing Homes
Understanding Pressure Ulcer Staging
The documents listed below have several industry experts that worked in collaboration to produce competencies needed in the industry. They are free to download and encouraged to use for educational purposes.
Collagenase Santyl Ointment 250 units per gram Clinical Competency for Acute Care Providers Trainee (pdf)Download
Collagenase Santyl Ointment 250 units per gram Clinical Competency for Acute Care Providers Trainer (pdf)Download
Collagenase Santyl Ointment 250 units per gram Clinical Competency for Home Healthcare Providers Trainee (pdf)Download
Collagenase Santyl Ointment 250 units per gram Clinical Competency for Home Healthcare Providers Trainer (pdf)Download
Collagenase Santyl Ointment 250 units per gram Clinical Competency for Long Term Care Providers Trainee (pdf)Download
Collagenase Santyl Ointment 250 units per gram Clinical Competency for Long Term Care Providers Trainer (pdf)Download
PICO Single Use NPWT System Clinical Competency for Long-term Care Providers (pdf)Download
Comparison of Culture and Molecular Identification of Bacteria in Chronic Wounds (pdf)Download
EWMA Position Document-Understanding Compression Therapy (pdf)Download
Incontinence Associated Dermatitis-Moving Incontinence Forward Best Practice Principles (pdf)Download
NPUAP Position Statement on Staging Jan 2017 (pdf)Download
Pharmacologic Impact (aka Breaking Bad) of Medications on Wound Healing and Wound Development; A Literature-based Overview (pdf)Download
SCALE-Skin Changes at Life's End (pdf)Download
The Cochrane Review-Honey as a Topical Treatment for Wounds (Review) (pdf)Download
This company sponsored webinar reviews the importance of collagen and compares various collagen dressings together.
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