Lawsuits related to wounds, and especially pressure ulcers, are increasingly common in both acute and long-term care settings, with judgments as high as $312 million in a single case. It can be terrifying to be notified that your facility has been sued, and even more so if you personally are named in a lawsuit. What can you and your facility do to protect yourselves? What do you need to know to ensure that you are meeting standards related to wound care? What assessments and documentations are necessary to stay out of court? What regulations and statutes do you need to be aware of? What measures can you take to make certain that you have the most legally-defensible wound care program?
Wound care gone badly is one of the most prevalent themes in healthcare today, in addition to being very costly. This course will provide many of the answers to help keep patients from suing, keep lawyers and regulatory bodies at bay, and hopefully keep you and your facility out of court.
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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.
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.
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Heidi Huddleston Cross, MSN, RN, FNP-BC, CWON® is a board-certified Wound and Ostomy Nurse and a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner. She has extensive experience caring for wound and ostomy patients in acute care and long-term care. Currently, Heidi is employed by a surgical group providing consultation for nursing homes and has her own independent practice as an expert witness for plaintiff and defense attorneys. She has contributed in numerous ways to her specialty, including serving as chair of the Wound Ostomy and Continence Nursing Certification Board examination committee, co-chair of the Wound and Ostomy Nurses Society National Conference Planning Committee ostomy track, and peer review for the Journal of Wound Ostomy and Continence Nursing (JWOCN).
Financial: Heidi Huddleston Cross has an employment relationship with CNY Surgical Physicians. She receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Heidi Huddleston Cross is a member of the Wound, Ostomy & Continence Nurses Society; the Association for the Advancement of Wound Care; the American Nurses Association; the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel.
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Regulatory Issues and How They Affect Your Wound Care Practice
Legally Defensible Documentation
Sticky Situations in Wound Care: Helpful Hints to Minimize Your Legal Risk
Issues with Select Types of Wounds
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