Documentation of Pressure Ulcers: Reducing the Risk to You and Your Patients
Originally presented on January 9, 2013
Joyce Black, PhD, RN, VCWCN, FAAN
Dr. Black is an Associate Professor at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. She has served as an expert witness in legal actions for over 20 years. She has also served on the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel since 1998 including a two year term as president.
This webinar will address the important factors regarding the care of pressure ulcers in your facility in order to decrease financial and legal exposure. The program will include the key components of a diligent documentation system for describing skin wounds.
After viewing this webinar participants will be able to:
- Identify the key components of a diligent documentation system for describing skin wounds
- Identify 5 important factors regarding the care of pressure ulcers in order to decrease potential financial and legal exposure
- Describe the nurse’s responsibilities regarding documentation according to best practice guidelines.