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MDS 3.0 Basics; Revisiting Section M: Skin Conditions

Posted by Peter Mastrangelo on Fri, Aug 24, 2012

This section, which is rich with information for the care planning team, has significant implications for survey, payment and publicly-reported information. Because of the significant regulatory and legal implications of assessment related to skin, education and training of staff and assurance of competency in skin assessment, including measuring and staging pressure ulcers is a must. The RAI User's Manual reminds us, "(i)t is imperative to determine the etiology of all wounds and lesions, as this will determine and direct the proper treatment and management of the wound."

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Topics: MDS 3.0, RAI, RAI Manual, Section M

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