Continence: A Review of F Tag 315

Introduction In June of 2005, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) combined F-Tags 315 and 316 into one by deleting F-Tag 316. The updated F-Tag 315 issued new surveyor guidance for the different types of urinary incontinence (UI) and indwelling urinary catheters for long-term care facilities. The purpose of the updated F-Tage 315 […]

Types of Urinary Incontinence

Introduction Individuals with urinary incontinence can impact their quality of life socially and hygienically. This condition is most prevalent in the elderly but can affect younger adults. Individuals are reluctant to seek medical care due to embarrassment and assume urinary incontinence is just a normal part of aging. There are many types of urinary incontinence […]

Let’s Talk About BWAP (Body Worn Absorbent Products)!

Introduction Body-worn absorptive products (BWAP) are the most prevalent treatment to contain urinary and fecal incontinence. The products are grouped into two different categories, disposable and reusable. However, reusable product use may be considered an alternative only in the extended care setting. BWAP Products There are a variety of body worn absorbent products (BWAP) available. […]

Wound Tissue Types in Chronic Wounds

Introduction Chronic wounds place a tremendous strain on the healthcare system. It is critical to perform an accurate wound assessment in addition to determining the cause of the wound. The color, consistency, and texture of the wound bed tissue can be used to determine the correct wound etiology and tissue types. Tissue type percentages should […]

Emotional Dysregulation and Patients

Understanding Emotional Dysregulation in the Minds of Patients Emotional dysregulation and wound care, how would you describe them? What experience have you witnessed from patients who displayed maladaptive behavioral traits in the wound care clinics and home settings? It probably was erratic and problematic because you could not understand the behavior behind the overwhelming emotions […]