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Legal and Regulatory Issues in Wound Care: Avoid Wound Issues and Keep Yourself Out of Court
Audio CD
$169.99 USD
Product Details
Format:
Audio CD - 4+ hours
Length:
5 hr 53 min
Details:
Multi-disc audio recording with electronic manual and instructions
Author:
HEIDI HUDDLESTON CROSS, MSN, RN, FNP-BC, CWON®
Publisher:
PESI HealthCare
Copyright:
10/18/2016
CE Available:
Yes, See CE credit tab for complete continuing education details
Product Code:
RNA077080
Objectives
  • Explain the U.S. legal system and the current wound litigation environment.
  • Describe regulatory and legal principles of wound care.
  • Examine the essentials of wound assessments and legally-defensible documentation.
  • Analyze necessary communications to avoid wound issues and keep yourself out of court.
  • Describe how to establish a wound program that is legally defensible.
  • Evaluate high-risk wound care situations that are prone to litigation.
Outline

Introduction

  • Basics of the U.S. legal system
  • Why do people sue?
  • Chronic wounds (especially pressure ulcers) – why are they such a hot topic?
  • Negligence
  • Definition of adverse events
  • Standards of Care – where do we find them?
  • The economic, professional, and personal impacts of litigation

Regulatory Issues and How They Affect Your Wound Care Practice

  • Federal statutes and regulations
  • Hospital Acquired Conditions and Never Events – can we really always avoid them?
  • Those dreaded Department of Health and Joint Commission surveys
  • Code of Federal Regulations – Requirements for Long-Term Care Facilities
  • State Practice Acts and practicing within your scope

Assessment Essentials

  • Risk assessment
  • Patient assessment
  • Wound assessment
  • Nutrition assessment
  • Mobility assessment

Legally Defensible Documentation

  • What MUST be in the record to effectively defend yourself and your institution
  • The 5 Cs of effective documentation
  • Pitfalls to avoid
  • Electronic Health Records: a boon or a bust when it comes to wound documentation?

Communication Essentials

  • With the patient
  • With the family
  • With the physician
  • Multidisciplinary involvement and communication

Sticky Situations in Wound Care: Helpful Hints to Minimize Your Legal Risk

  • Pain management - Avoiding a “Pain and suffering” allegation
  • Nutritional allegations - Delay or failure to provide appropriate nutritional interventions
  • Policies and procedures – can make or break your defense
  • Staffing levels and competency
  • Wound photography – pro’s and con’s and guidelines
  • Malpractice insurance – is it necessary for nurses?

Issues with Select Types of Wounds

  • Pressure ulcers – avoidable versus unavoidable
  • Arterial ulcers
  • Diabetic ulcers
  • Know the etiology: dangers in failing to correctly diagnose and treat

You Make The Call

  • Case studies and scenarios
Author

HEIDI HUDDLESTON CROSS, MSN, RN, FNP-BC, CWON®

Heidi H. Cross, MSN, RN, FNP-BC, CWON, is a board-certified Wound and Ostomy Nurse and a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner in Syracuse, NY. She has extensive experience caring for wound and ostomy patients in acute care, as well as in long term care facilities. Currently, she is employed by CNY Surgical Physicians consulting for nursing homes in the Syracuse area, and has her own independent practice as an expert witness for plaintiff and defense attorneys.

Ms. Cross is a member of the Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society, the Association for the Advancement of Wound Care, and the American Nurses Association. She has served on numerous committees related to wound and ostomy care, including as chair of the Wound Ostomy and Continence Nursing Certification Board examination committee, the credential and review committee, and the marketing committee. For the Wound and Ostomy Nurses Society, she is the co-chair of the National Conference Planning Committee ostomy track, has done peer review for the Journal of Wound Ostomy and Continence Nursing (JWOCN), and was the recipient of a grant from the Center for Clinical Investigation Research. She participated in developing the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel’s Clinical Practice Guidelines for Prevention and Treatment of Pressure Ulcers in 2014. Disclosures:

Financial: Heidi Huddleston Cross receives an honorarium and consulting fee from Molnlycke. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Nonfinancial: Heidi Huddleston Cross is a member of the Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses (WOCN) Society.
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