International Pressure Ulcer/Injury Guidelines: The Long-Term Care Specific Updates Archive (7/21/2020)

0.5 CME / 0.5 CMD Clinical / 0.5 MOC

The new international guidelines for the prevention and treatment of pressure wounds have been published. This session provides the latest review of literature, including a look at all aspects of the care of pressure wounds assisting the clinician, researcher, and management. The session will briefly review the collaborative process of developing the guidelines, and will feature a review of the important studies that affect residents in the prevention and treatment of pressure ulcers/injuries and provide some suggestions for translating the new findings into better resident.

Learning Objectives

  •  Brief overview of the international collaborative process in developing the international guidelines.
  •  Cite high-quality studies for prevention and treatment of pressure wounds that are specific to long-term care residents.
  •  Identify areas of research with pressure wounds that are still lacking in order to make the best decisions.
  • Illustrate direct applications of the guidelines to the care of the resident bedside.


Scott Bolhack, MD, MBA, CMD, CWSP, FACP  speaks nationally about wound care, telemedicine, palliative care and hospice, rehabilitation in nursing homes, and quality improvement processes. Dr. Bolhack has additional experience as a medical director for wound centers, nursing homes, assisted living facilities, hospices, and home health agencies. He has presented over 35 scientific posters in the areas of wound care, quality improvement, and post-hospital care. He is board certified in internal medicine and hospice and palliative medicine, with additional credentials as a Certified Wound Specialist Physician and a Certified Medical Director in long-term care. He is a current board member of the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel.

Credit Information

Released 7/2020

Credits Available Until 7/2023

AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing education for physicians. The Society designates this self study activity for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This self study activity has been pre-approved by the American Board of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine (ABPLM) for a total of 0.5 clinical hours toward certification or recertification as a Certified Medical Director (CMD) in post-acute and long-term care medicine. The CMD program is administered by the ABPLM. Each physician should claim only those hours of credit actually spent on the activity.

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 0.5 MOC points and medical knowledge and patient safety credit in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

Disclosure Information:

Speakers are required to provide verbal disclosure prior to each talk. If the learner perceives any bias toward a commercial product or service, please report this to the Society’s staff. According to the Society and ACCME policy, all those in a position to control content are required to disclose any relevant financial relationships.

 The following AMDA Education Committee members have financial relationships to report: John Loome – Genesis HealthCare: Full-Time Employee; Diane Sanders-Cepeda, DO, CMD – UHG-Optum: Full-Time Employee; all others have no financial relationships to disclose.

Online Education Subcommittees have no financial relationships to disclose.

The speaker has no financial relationships to disclose.

 AMDA staff have no financial relationships to disclose.