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Pressure Ulcers and other Wounds in the Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Setting

Published: November 2017
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  • 26 pages
  • Spiral Bound
  • 80# Aqueous Coating
  • 4.25" x 7.25"
  • Ships in 5 – 10 business days
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  • Key Points 
  • Glossary 
  • Tables 
    • Summary of Recommendations and Their Grading 
    • Pressure Ulcer Staging 
    • Physical Factors That May Influence Pressure-Ulcer Treatment Choices 
    • Nonpharmacologic Treatments for Pain
    • Nutritional Supplementation to Promote Skin Integrity and Healing 
    • Characteristics of Available Support Surfaces
    • Methods of Debridement 
    • Options for Pressure Ulcer Dressings
  • Steps 
    • STEP 1: Does the Patient Have Risk Factors for Pressure Ulcers?
    • STEP 2: Examine the Patient's Skin Thoroughly to Identify Existing Pressure Ulcers
    • STEP 3: Assess the Patient's Overall Physical and Psychosocial Health and Characterize the Pressure Ulcer
    • STEP 4: Identify Factors That Can Affect Ulcer Treatment and Healing
    • STEP 5: Characterize the Pressure Ulcer
    • STEP 6: Identify Priorities in Managing The Ulcer and the Patient
    • STEP 7: Establish a Realistic, Individualized Interprofessional Care Plan
    • STEP 8: Provide General Support for the Patient
    • STEP 9: Manage Pressure
    • STEP 10: Manage Colonized or Infected Ulcers
    • STEP 11: Debride Necrotic Tissue from the Ulc
    • STEP 12: Cover and Protect the Ulcer and Surrounding Skin
    • STEP 13: Recognize and Manage Ulcer Complications
    • STEP 14: Consider Adjunctive Therapies when Standard Therapies are Ineffective and Align with Goals of Care
    • STEP 15: Manage, Venous, Arterial, Neuropathic, and Other Ulcers
    • STEP 16: Monitor The Progress of Both Patient and Ulcer
    • STEP 17: Decide Whether to Change Approaches to Managing the Ulcer
    • STEP 18: Monitor the Facility's Management of Pressure Ulcers


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The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine is the only medical specialty society representing the community of over 50,000 medical directors, physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and other practitioners working in the various post-acute and long-term care (PA/LTC) settings.


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