Reducing Pressure Injury Citations and Litigation Risk
An in-house acquired or declining pressure injury puts providers at risk for regulatory citations and litigation. The burden on the provider is to demonstrate that the development or decline of a pressure injury was unavoidable. This session will utilize the QAPI approach for implementing or enhancing a pressure injury program to ensure your pressure injury program meets regulatory guidance for F686, as well as NPIAP and WOCN standards of practice to minimize regulatory and legal risk.
- Demonstrate how to effectively utilize the wound care nurse to manage and oversee the program.
- Develop an interdisciplinary team approach and have effective team meetings that include prevention.
- Review common assessment, documentation and program errors that put facilities at risk for litigation or regulatory citations.
Jeri Ann Lundgren, RN, BSN, PHN, CWS, CWCN, CPT has been working in Long Term Care since 1990, specializing in wound care nationally since 1994. She is board certified as a CWS (Certified Wound Specialist) by the American Board of Wound Management and a CWCN (Certified Wound Care Nurse) by the Wound, Ostomy and Continence Society. Her extensive background in wound management in long term care nationally includes: survey management, litigation support, wound care consultation, program development, clinical wound expert for several state Quality Improvement Organizations and Departments of Health. Her background also includes 4 years as a Director of Nurses in a Long Term Care facility. Currently Ms. Lundgren is the President of Senior Providers Resource.