Resolution and Position Statements
March 1, 2010

Policy B10

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that AMDA establish a position paper in regards to stage 3 or 4 pressure ulcers and death associated with falls preventability in the long-term care setting;

AND BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that AMDA recommend to state chapters that the use of the AMDA guidelines on Pressure Ulcers and Falls be used in order to follow a care process to be able to show when a pressure ulcer or fall was unavoidable;

AND BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that AMDA express its concerns regarding preventability and the possibility of non-reimbursement for these conditions to Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.