Federal Regulation on Prevention Pressure Ulcer Injuries in Nursing Homes

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.