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To complete this course, you must do the following:

  • Read the Overview and Course Objectives.
  • Study the Terminology.
  • Study the course material.
  • Complete the Post Test with a score of 80% or better.

  • This course describes CMS requirements for the treatment and prevention of pressure ulcers found in Tag F314 of the CMS State Operations Manual Appendix PP - Guidance to Surveyors for Long Term Care Facilities. This course is organized around the following categories:

  • Introduction: Background To Tag F314 Revisions
  • CMS Definitions
  • Physiology Of Pressure Ulcer Stages
  • Assessment And Risk Factors
  • Prevention
  • Treatment And Infections
  • The CMS Survey


    The purpose of this program is to provide nursing home administrators, nurses working in long term care facilities, and others with an understanding of the CMS requirements for the treatment and prevention of pressure ulcers.

    After completing this course, the learner should be able to:

  • Define the stages of a pressure ulcer
  • LIst important assessment steps for identifying and preventing pressure ulcers
  • LIst risk factors to the development of pressure ulcers
  • Discuss measures used for prevention and treatment of pressure ulcers
  • Identify factors that affect a CMS Tag F314 Inspection

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