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Legal and Regulatory Issues Related to Pressure Ulcer Prevention

Originally presented on February 24, 2015

Speaker:
Dorothy B. Doughty MN, RN, CWOCN, FAAN
WOC Nurse Clinician, Emory University Hospital

This presentation will focus on current legal and regulatory issues related to agency-acquired pressure ulcers, and the implications for both bedside care providers and those responsible for agency wide programs designed to prevent, track, and respond to nosocomial ulcers.  Current evidence-based guidelines for pressure ulcer prevention will be highlighted, as will the importance of accurate differential classification of pressure related injuries versus skin breakdown caused by moisture and/or friction.

After viewing this webinar participants will be able to:

  • Discuss legal and regulatory issues related to agency acquired pressure ulcers (PrU)
  • Describe critical elements of an evidence-based pressure ulcer prevention program
  • Discuss challenges to be addressed in an agency wide program for PrU prevention
  • Outline guidelines for accurate classification of pressure ulcers vs breakdown due to moisture and/or friction

The planners, moderator, and presenters do not have any financial arrangements or affiliations with any commercial entities whose products, research or services may be discussed in this activity.

No commercial funding has been accepted for this activity.


Continuing Medical Education Credits

The School of Public Health, University at Albany is accredited by the Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The School of Public Health, University at Albany designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Continuing Medical Education Credits are offered until February 28, 2018.


Continuing Nurse Education Contact Hours

The University at Albany School of Public Health is an Approved Provider of continuing nurse education by the Northeast Multi-State Division, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

This offering is approved for 1 nursing contact hour(s).

Nursing Contact Hours are offered until February 28, 2018.


Certified Health Education Specialist Contact Hours

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Continuing Education Contact Hours are offered until February 28, 2018.