State Survey Process: F-Tags relevant to Wound Care

Posted on Sep 6, 2018

AmeriWound is committed to consistently achieving industry leading Days to Healing results while ensuring the highest level of quality wound care.  We work with our client facilities as a cohesive team to ensure that the wound care provided is consistent with the curren read more

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How Health Care Providers Can Educate Home Caregivers

Posted on Jul 20, 2016

“To care for those who once cared for us is one of the highest honors.” ― Tia Walker, The Inspired Caregiver: Finding Joy While Caring for Those You Love As a nurse who was once a caregiver for a family member, I have a unique and personal perspective on the needs of caregivers. I cared for my mother-in-law, who was also my best friend and mentor, during the last several months of her life. At the time I provided care for her, I...

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Harnessing Your Creativity for Better Wound Care

Posted on Jul 20, 2016

We all have hobbies outside of what we do for a living. At least, we all should have hobbies or interests outside of our careers. Our hobbies are our outlet for stress. I love to draw. I also enjoy painting. What I love most of all is acting and theater. I love being on stage, performing, and getting an emotional response from my audience. Everyone that knows me well knows how much I love acting on stage. Bringing a script to life exhilarates...

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How Do I Know Which Treatment to Use for This Wound?

Posted on Jul 19, 2016

I travel to several states educating wound care providers and nurses in the long-term care setting. Many of the questions I get are the same whether I’m on the east or west coast. The one question that I encounter the most often during wound rounds or an education session is: “How do I know which treatment to use for this wound?” My general response to this frequently asked question is: Treat the wound according to the...

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F-Tag 314 Compliance: An Example of Unavoidable Pressure Ulcer Documentation

Posted on Jul 14, 2016

It has been a long week. The CMS state survey team entered your facility Sunday afternoon at 2pm. Thursday is finally here and the state survey exit meeting is only minutes away. Your heart is heavy and your mind is occupied with thoughts of an in-house acquired, stage IV pressure ulcer. The surveyor observed your dressing change and reviewed every bit of documentation pertaining to this stage IV pressure ulcer. The burning in your gut has...

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