New DTPI Practice Guide Available from the NPIAP
The National Pressure Injury Advisory Panel (NPIAP) is pleased to announce the release of a joint educational project with WoundVision to develop a practice guide to aid in the diagnosis of Deep Tissue Pressure Injury (DTPI).
Documenting Temperature in Skin and Wound Assessment
In addition to the National Pressure Injury Advisory Panel’s definition of Deep Tissue Pressure Injury, the 2019 Prevention and Treatment of Pressure Ulcers/Injuries: Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPG)¹ recognize the significant role temperature plays in skin and tissue assessment.Read More
New ICD-10-CM Codes for Deep Tissue Pressure Injury
Beginning in October, Deep Tissue Pressure Injury will no longer be coded as an Unstageable Pressure Ulcer. Instead, ICD-10-CM has expanded Category L89, Pressure Ulcer to include Pressure-induced Deep Tissue Damage.Read More
IPPS FY2020 Final Rule: What ISN’T Taking Effect
Every year, CMS releases updates and changes to the Medicare-Severity Diagnostic Related Groups (MS-DRGs) and the complication/comorbidity and major complication comorbidity (CC/MCC) diagnosis lists.But the big news is what’s NOT taking effect in the final rule…Read More
Which Hospital-Acquired Condition (HAC) increased between 2014 and 2017?
Do you know which Hospital-Acquired Condition (HAC) was the ONLY one with increased rates between 2014 and 2017?HINT: This HAC resulted in: 1) A 6% incidence rate increase, 2) An increase of $1.7 Billion in costs, and 3) An increase of 4,900 deathsRead More
Clinical Case: Anatomical and Physiological Assessment
We all know visual assessment and wound size are important indicators, but do they always tell the whole story? What if you could combine those indicators with physiological documentation?Read More