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Gold STAMP: Pressure Ulcer Reduction in New York State

Originally presented on March 19, 2015

Shelly Glock, LNHA, MBA, CPHQ
Deputy Director, New York State Department of Health, Division of Nursing Homes and ICF/IID Surveillance

Debora LeBarron, RN, BS
Senior Director, Continuing Care, Healthcare Association of New York State (HANYS)

Nancy Leveille, RN, MS
Senior Director, Member Operational Support, New York State Health Facilities Association

Jen Pettis,  BS, RN, WCC
Gold STAMP Coach

Pressure ulcers are considered to be the 4th leading preventable medical error in the United States with the cost of treatment estimated to be $2,000-$70,000 per pressure ulcer depending on the stage of development. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) categorizes hospital acquired pressure ulcers as a “Never Event” because they should never occur and are preventable.

In New York State, an Advisory Committee of approximately 15 health care organizations worked together to develop the Gold STAMP model, which has been in place since 2008. 

Gold STAMP: Pressure Ulcer Reduction in New York State will provide an overview of New York State’s Gold STAMP (Success Through Assessment, Management and Prevention) Program to Reduce Pressure Ulcers, highlighting New York State’s efforts to improve the assessment, management and prevention of pressure ulcers in hospitals, nursing homes and home care settings. This webcast will introduce a Gold STAMP toolkit.

Learning Objectives
After watching this webcast participants will be able to:

  • Describe the goals and objectives of Gold STAMP.
  • Locate resources to obtain Gold STAMP information.
  • Explain why partnership and collaboration are essential to pressure ulcer prevention and treatment.

The planners, moderator, and presenters do not have any financial arrangements or affiliations with any commercial entities whose products, research or services may be discussed in this activity.

No commercial funding has been accepted for this activity.

Continuing Medical Education Credits

The School of Public Health, University at Albany is accredited by the Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The School of Public Health, University at Albany designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Continuing Medical Education Credits are offered until March 31, 2018.

Continuing Nurse Education Contact Hours

The University at Albany School of Public Health is an Approved Provider of continuing nurse education by the Northeast Multi-State Division, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

This offering is approved for 1 nursing contact hour(s).

Nursing Contact Hours are offered until March 31, 2018.

Certified Health Education Specialist Contact Hours

Sponsored by the School of Public Health, University and Albany, SUNY, a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1.0 total Category I contact education contact hours. Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hours available are 0.

Continuing Education Contact Hours are offered until March 31, 2018.