Wound Care October 29, 2014 Legal Aspects of Pressure Ulcer Prevention and

Legal Aspects of Pressure Ulcer
Prevention and Wound Care
October 29, 2014
9 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.
SR-AHEC, Gerald A. Strand CE Auditorium
1601 Owen Drive, Fayetteville, NC 28304
In affiliation with Duke University Medical Center
Part of the NC AHEC Program
Who Should Attend
Case managers, nurses, wound care nurses, advanced practice nurses, physical therapists, and other interested healthcare
Course Information/Purpose
The purpose of this workshop is to educate nurses, OT, PT, wound care nurses and other healthcare professionals about the legal
aspects of wound care in today’s healthcare environment.
Lawsuits over pressure ulcers are increasingly common in both acute and long-term settings with judgments as high as $312
million in a single case. This four-hour workshop will discuss the legal aspects of wound care, preventive wound care measures,
and new legislation every wound care nurse should know. The workshop will cover topics that are pertinent not only to wound
care nurses but to all healthcare disciplines who care for patient populations who are at risk for pressure ulcers. In our rapidly
changing healthcare environment, staying up to date on current best practice and legal changes is important for all healthcare
workers. Objectives
Upon completion of the program the participant will be able to:
• Discuss legal implications of pressure ulcer prevention;
• Discuss current laws and recent updates; and
• Discuss impacts of regulatory changes on patient care and documentation.
$75 for registration and payment received by October 22nd; $90 thereafter.
Group of 3 or more paid at one time: $65 until September 18; $80 thereafter.
CHOiCE Program: This is a CHOiCE program and members may attend for free! Not a CHOiCE Member? Call 910-678-7226
or visit our website (www.sr-ahec.org) to find out how to join.
Payment Policy: SR-AHEC requires full payment for all registrations prior to the program date. We can no longer accept
purchase orders or supervisor’s approval signatures in lieu of payment.
Penny S. Jones RN, MN, CWS, CWCN, is a wound management clinical nurse specialist at Duke University Health System
in Durham, NC. Working on a multidisciplinary team, she cares for patients with acute and chronic wounds, providing both
direct and indirect care management. She works with professional staff development to develop standards of care for this patient
population, as well as conducting and facilitating research in chronic wound care. She has been speaking on wound care since
2007 and has presented multiple posters at both local and national conferences. A diplomat of the American Academy of Wound
Management, she is also a certified wound specialist.
8:30 - 9 a.m. 9 - 10:30 a.m.
10:30 - 10:45 a.m.
10:45 a.m. -12 p.m.
12 - 1:15 p.m.
Current Laws/Updates
Legal Implications for Healthcare Workers
Patient Care and Documentation
CEUs: 0.4 CEUs will be awarded to participants who attend 100% of this activity.
4.0 contact hours, CNE, will be awarded to participants who attend 100% of this event.
Southern Regional AHEC: Department of Continuing Education is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by
the North Carolina Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on
At this time, speakers and planners have no conflicts or relevant relationships to disclose. if any are identified, they will be
announced at the beginning of the activity.
For more information about the program, contact: Patti Ness MBA/HCM, BSN, RN
Director of Nursing CE/RN Refresher Coordinator, SR-AHEC
910-678-7246/[email protected]
Handouts for this program will be posted on the SR-AHEC website (www.sr-ahec.org) through MyCE. Early registration is
encouraged as full access instructions will be sent with registration confirmation via e-mail.
Participants who register for the program and are not able to attend, may:
• Send a substitute;
• Cancel 48 business hours before the program and receive a voucher for 100% of the registration fee for use at a future
SR-AHEC program; or
• Cancel 48 business hours before the program and obtain a refund for 70% of the registration fee.
Cancellations less than 48 business hours before the program are non-refundable. Participants who register for a program and do
not attend and do not pay, will be billed for the full amount of the program registration fee.
For information on program
registration, call 910-678-7226.
Our newest continuing education discount program (formerly NiCE) is now available to any health care professional! For only $350 a
year, CHOiCE members receive unlimited access to approved one-day educational activities* offered by Southern Regional AHEC.
Registration Form
This form may be duplicated
Legal Aspects of Pressure Ulcer Prevention and Wound Care
CASCE #44348 / NU141029
Phone: 910-678-7226 Fax: 910-323-0674
Online: http://www.aheconnect.com/ncahec/eventdetail.aspx?EventID=44348
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