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Digital Seminar

Lawsuits & Wounds: The Latest Trends & Risk Reduction Strategies to Protect Your Patients and Your License


Faculty:
Ann Kahl Taylor
Duration:
6 Hours 37 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright :
Apr 02, 2019
Product Code:
POS077895
Media Type:
Digital Seminar


Description

Nurse Sue was wondering why she was being called to the nursing administration office. She mentally went over the list of tasks she was already behind on, as she hurried to meet Terry, her boss. Terry had someone else in her office as Sue sat down. “Hi Sue, this is the lawyer from our corporate office. You remember Mr. F. who was in about a year ago? The family has filed a lawsuit related to the pressure injury care you provided to him. We will need a list of the wound care classes you have taken before you are expected to give a deposition next week.”

The panic set in very fast for this actual nurse. What went wrong with this all-too-real scenario? What is the facility’s responsibility? What should Sue do? Is Sue the only team member who should be pursued? You will be able to answer these questions, practice more confidently and formulate strategies to protect yourself after spending one enlightening day with Ann Taylor MS, RN, CWOCN®, National Wound Expert and Legal Consultant.

Credits


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NOTE: Tuition includes one free CE Certificate (participant will be able to print the certificate of completion after completing and passing the on-line post-test evaluation). 

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Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of mental health professionals.  As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your professions standards


Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, and Clinical Nurse Specialists

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Nurses completing these self-study materials will earn 6.3 contact hours. Expires: 04/02/2022.


California Nurses

PESI, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of  Registered Nursing, Provider #: 17118 for 6.0 self-study contact hours. 

** You will need to provide your license number to PESI. PESI must have this number on file in order for your hours to be valid.


Florida Nurses

CE Broker

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the Florida Board of  Nursing. Provider #: FBN2858. These materials qualify for 6.0 self-study contact hours.


Iowa Nurses

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the Iowa Board of Nursing. Provider #: 346. Nurses successfully completing these self-study materials will earn 6.3 self-study contact hours. Please email cepesi@pesi.com with your license number, include the title, speaker name and date. PESI must have this number on file in order for your hours to be valid.


Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

This self-study course consists of 6.25 clock hours of instruction that is applicable for physical therapists. CE requirements for physical therapists vary by state/jurisdiction. Please retain the certificate of completion that you receive and use as proof of completion when required.


California Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

PESI, Inc. is recognized by the Physical Therapy Board of California as an approval agency to approve providers. This self-study lecture qualifies for 6.25 continuing competency hours.


Illinois Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

PESI, Inc. is a Registered Physical Therapy Continuing Education Sponsor through the State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Division of Professional Regulation. License #: 216.000270. This self-study course qualifies for 6.0 CE credit hours.


New York Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department, State Board for Physical Therapy as an approved provider for physical therapy and physical therapy assistant continuing education. This self-study course qualifies for 7.6 contact hours.


Texas Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

This activity is provided by the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners Accredited Provider #2106032TX and meets continuing competence requirements for physical therapist and physical therapist assistant licensure renewal in Texas. This activity will provide 6.25 CCUs. The assignment of Texas PT CCUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.


Other Professions

This self-study activity qualifies for 6.25 continuing education clock hours as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your activity advertisement and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific requirements.



Handouts

Faculty

Ann Kahl Taylor Related seminars and products: 4

MS, RN, CWOCN®, CWOCN

Kahl WOC Consultants


Ann Taylor, MS, RN, CWOCN®​, created Kahl WOC Consults in 2002 to provide wound care and legal consults across the care settings. With over 20 years of experience as a specialty nurse in wound, ostomy and continence nursing, she has a vast amount of knowledge about how to reduce the risk of legal exposure through incorporation of current wound management trends and protocols. Her practice in the legal arena is busy and has grown significantly.

Ann’s commitment to clinical excellence and patient outcomes is evident by her committee work with the Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society (WOCN™). She has also served on the Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Certification Board, most recently on the Job Analysis Task Force. As an author, Ann has over 20 clinical wound abstracts and has created numerous policies, algorithms and guidelines for use in practice.

Disclosures:

Financial: Ann Kahl Taylor is the owner of Kahl WOC Consults. She has an employment relationship with Spalding Regional Medical Center. Ms. Kahl Taylor receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Ann Kahl Taylor is a member of the national Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nurses Society (WOCN). She is a member of the WOCN Certification Board, Marketing Committee. 


Additional Info

Program Information

Access for Self-Study (Non-Interactive)

Access never expires for this product.


Objectives

  1. Analyze 5 common wound care failures.
  2. Summarize costly – and common – documentation mistakes.
  3. Select interventions to manage wounds with current care guidelines in place.
  4. Formulate appropriate plans of care for different wound presentations.
  5. Incorporate algorithms to improve your care.
  6. Differentiate care considerations for specific populations at risk for pressure injuries.

Outline

Lawsuits and Wounds

  • Legal terms that should cause concern
  • Commonly-cited failures in wound management
  • Where do you find standards of care?
  • Competencies you should have on file
  • Staffing impact for patients and you

Policy Updates: What May Sound Unimportant One Day, Can Become Critical

  • Photo documentation
  • Assessment & reassessment
  • Consultations you should request
  • Don’t fail to follow your own policies!

Pressure Injury Prevention

  • Avoidable versus unavoidable
  • Skin failure
  • Terminal ulcers
  • Avoid failure to prevent injury

Assessments: The Courtroom Downfall

  • Determine risk to put proper prevention measures in place
  • Nutritional needs and realistic goals
  • Mobility challenges solved!
  • Develop an individualized plan of care
  • Reassessment… again and again!
  • Pain management strategies
  • Do not fail to properly assess

Guideline Updates for Your Clinical Practice

  • Pressure injuries
  • Lower extremity ulcers
  • Other skin damage
  • Continuing education

Wound Care Challenges: It’s Not Always Pressure…

  • MARSI
  • MASD
  • IAD
  • MDRPI
  • ITD

Documentation Pitfalls

  • Electronic charting
  • Policies
  • Drop boxes
  • The ‘ideal‘ wound notes

Take-Home Algorithms to Put into Practice Tomorrow

  • Topical therapy
  • Lower extremity ulcers
  • Ostomy management
  • Support surfaces

Case Studies: Costly Mistakes Made in Wound Care

  • Risk assessment
  • Topical formularies
  • Wound assessment
  • Differential diagnosis
  • Care plans
  • Patient record

Target Audience

  • Nurses
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Physician Assistants
  • Nursing Home Administrators
  • Risk Management
  • Physical Therapists
  • Legal Nurse Consultants 

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