Federal Regulation F-Tag 314 and Pressure Ulcer Injuries
Pressure Ulcer Injuries are the topic of an article in Long Term Living.
The new interpretive guidelines ask facilities to determine the appropriate support surfaces or devices to be used by matching the devices’ potential therapeutic benefit with the resident’s specific situation. Regulators will also monitor the effectiveness of pressure redistribution devices based on their potential to address the individual resident’s risk, the resident’s response to the product, and the characteristics and condition of the product.
New Term For Pressure Ulcer Injuries is Pressure Injury
According to new terminology and updated staging from the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel, NPAUP, pressure ulcers and now to be called pressure injuries to better reflect their characteristic as a preventable injury. The site has information on staging of pressure ulcers, mucosal pressure ulcers, illustrations of stages and more.
Realizing that your loved one may be in danger and may not be receiving the utmost quality of care can make you feel anger, helpless and confused. You most likely will not know what to do or who to turn to for help with this injustice. This is why it is so important to contact a qualified elder home abuse lawyer to help assess the situation and work on the case.
If you or a loved one has suffered an injury from neglect or abuse in a nursing home or other care facility that serves the elderly in Minnesota please contact our firm for a free consultation and information regarding the obligations of the facility and your rights as a resident or concerned family member.
If you have concerns of pressure sores or other neglect contact Attorney Kenneth L. LaBore, directly for a Free Consultation, please send an email to klabore@MNnursinghomeneglect.com or call Ken at 612-743-9048 or toll free at 1-888-452-6589.