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? email@example.com 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.
Martha R. Kelso CEO of Wound Care Plus discusses how LTC facilities have a high rate of wounds and related infections compared to the general population. Martha will describe how the information from fluorescence imaging, when used in combination with clinical assessment, improves detection of wounds with an elevated bacterial burden. She will also describe how this additional information has transformed how her team of wound care consultants manages wounds in the LTC setting.
With new technology, the landscape can change with evidence and clinician adoption of this technology. Anticipating the ripple effect from a medical and legal implication can be invaluable for medical organizations. Join Martha R Kelso, Expert Witness, and Wound Consultant as she discusses potential future implications and how Wound Care Plus assimilated fluorescence imaging (MolecuLight i:X) into their wound care practice to reduce litigious events while creating a standard of care in LTC.
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.
Negative Pressure Wound Therapy is an advanced wound modality that has been around for centuries in some form or fashion, but has become more popular in the last few decades. Although not appropriate for all wound types, more and more technologies have emerged allowing Negative Pressure Wound Therapy to be utilized across the care continuum. This webinar will review clinical considerations and reimbursement strategies while also debunking several popular myths about integrating this modality into a wound practice.
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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
In this podcast, our moderator Martha Kelso, RN, LNC, HBOT, discusses what a PharmD is and how they should be more involved in the wound care community, especially considering how wounds and medications interact with each other, with Survam Patel, PharmD, and Josh Coons, PharmD.
Two experienced wound care providers, Martha Kelso and Rosemary Hill describe how COVID-19 has impacted their wound care practice and how the adoption of MolecuLight into their standard of care has enabled them to overcome the limitations brought on by COVID, enabling proactive wound care at a time when patients need it the most.
In this podcast, Martha Kelso, RN, LNC, HBOT and Steve Heisler discuss an unusual and difficult case with a 65-year-old man, who was a person with diabetes and not adherent to medical advice, with several morbidities. They discuss this case from a legal perspective and the challenges with treating during the pandemic.
In this podcast Janice Beitz, Janice M. Beitz, PhD, RN, CS, CNOR, CWOCN-AP, CRNP, APNC, ANEF, FNAP, FAAN, and Martha Kelso, RN, LNC, HBOT, discuss wound care with a focus on pharmacology. They delve into how different medications affect wounds and their healing processes.
In this podcast, Martha R. Kelso, RN, LNC, HBOT, talks with Steve Heisler, personal injury lawyer, about litigation in wound care, the do's and don'ts concerning medical malpractice, and negligence claims.
In this episode, Martha Kelso, founder and Chief Executive Officer of Wound Care Plus, LLC, explains to us how diabetes can affect wounds.
Managing blood sugars is amazing because it helps ward off issues; however, it still doesn’t protect you from the long-term devastating effects of diabetes. Listen to our newest episode as Martha explains how glycemic control can halt diabetes.
Martha says that increasing age drive up the risk of diabetes if you’ve had poor exercise and poor nutrition throughout your lifespan. The more years you combine poor habits, the greater, the likelihood that you will develop diabetes.
Early detection is more difficult in the elderly because the typical signs and symptoms, such as fever, are usually absent. Tune in as Martha Kelso answers the frequently–asked question which is: How families of elderly wounded patients detect infections.
In today’s episode, listen as Martha Kelso talks about Moleculight. An imaging device that is a portable, non-invasive, real-time camera used to visualize the bacterial load in a wound.
As the percentage of our population over age 65 increases, infectious diseases among the elderly are becoming a serious public health concern. But why? Join us in this episode as Martha Kelso explains more about why infections are so prevalent among seniors and the elderly.
In this episode of The Injured Senior Podcast, Martha Kelso is back with us again to talk about a new device that’s emerging in long-term care that recognizes infection in seniors. Martha is bedsore and pressure wound expert and the CEO of Wound Care Plus, LLC, a mobile wound care provider in the midwest. Her expertise in this field has allowed her to share her passion and knowledge with many others and she joins us on this episode to chat with host Steve Heisler. Tune in to this episode to learn all about the new exciting technology that is revolutionizing health care for seniors.
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. Tune in as we talk about the importance of glycemic control, the foods to avoid, and different ways seniors can positively adjust their lifestyles.
1. Are bedsores and pressure ulcers considered wounds?
2. Is it accurate to say that bedsores and pressure ulcers are mostly caused by actual pressure from sitting in one position for too long?
3. What type of wounds would you say are most common in the senior and elderly community?
4. Martha, are you saying that there is a misdiagnosis that is happening where the medical professionals or long-term care settings are actually not properly diagnosing these wounds and they actually are cancer?
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's history. Don’t feel guilty for asking questions about a wound found on your loved one.
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
American Nurse Today, Woundcare Advisor present: Innovations in Wound Care: Case Studies Basic Wound Cleansing and use of Collagen in Diabetic Foot Ulcer
After this webinar, the learner will be able to:
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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