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N.J. Nursing Homes Have New Weapon to Fight Pressure Ulcers
Date:6/15/2010

ource that will help even more patients." said Aline Holmes, RN, senior vice president of clinical affairs for NJHA and director of the NJHA Institute for Quality and Patient Safety. "When it comes to quality improvement, we're all in it together."

The Pocket Guide is a durable, spiral-bound reference resource with descriptions, color photographs, illustrations and charts to help bedside staff accurately identify and document pressure ulcers. It also provides information on documentation requirements from CMS such as the "present on admission" indicator in acute care, MDS in long term care and OASIS-C in home health. Co-author Ayello, PhD, RN, FAPWA, FAAN, is past president of the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel and a nationally recognized speaker, author and editor. Dr. Levine, MD, AGSF, CMD, is a geriatrician on staff at the St. Vincent Hospital Wound Care Center in Manhattan and a longtime presenter, author and blogger on wound care.

Quantity discounts are available for healthcare organizations that want to equip their team with this practical reference guide. For more information and convenient online ordering, visit www.nopressureulcers.com, or contact NJHA's Theresa Edelstein at tedelstein@njha.com.


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