F314 and pressure relief

Merk, Karen
April 2006
Nursing Homes: Long Term Care Management;Apr2006, Vol. 55 Issue 4, p44
Trade Publication
The article focuses on the use of support surfaces and the process for pressure redistribution, the component of F314 guidelines for assessing and documenting pressure ulcers that was overlooked by healthcare facilities. The 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.


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