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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.
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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.
Financial: Ann Taylor is the owner of Kahl WOC Consults. She has employment relationships with Ethica and WellStar Spalding Regional Hospital. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. Ann Taylor has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Ann Taylor is a member of the National WOCN/SER WOCN (Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nurses Society) and of the WOCN Certification Exam Committee.
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Lawsuits and Wounds
Policy Updates: What May Sound Unimportant One Day, Can Become Critical
Pressure Injury Prevention
Assessments: The Courtroom Downfall
Guideline Updates for Your Clinical Practice
Wound Care Challenges: It’s Not Always Pressure…
Take-Home Algorithms to Put into Practice Tomorrow
Case Studies: Costly Mistakes Made in Wound Care
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