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

Date: July 21, 2020

Time: 7:00 PM-7:30 PM ET

Description: 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 care.

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.

Speaker: Scott Bolhack, MD, MBA, CMD, CWSP, FACP

Dr. Bolhack 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.

Disclosure Information: The speaker has no financial relationships to disclose.

Credit Information: 

  • 0.5 CME
  • 0.5 CMD Clinical
  • 0.5 MOC