Wound Prevention and Documentation
Summary of course: There are an estimated 2.5 million patients per year that get a stage 2 or greater pressure injury. Pressure injuries cost $9.1-$11.6 billion per year in the U.S., and the cost of individual patient care ranges from $20,900 to $151,700 per pressure injury. Additionally, more than 17,000 lawsuits are related to pressure injuries annually. It is the second most common claim after wrongful death and has more claims than falls or emotional distress. About 60,000 patients die as a direct result of a pressure injuries each year. Aggressive pressure injury prevention, along with accurate wound assessment and documentation, are a top priority for staff and facilities alike, to implement a foundation for any wound prevention and treatment program.
During this seminar, we will:
- Discuss pressure injury prevention and person-centered care
- Learn parameters for wound assessment
- Describe wounds using the red/yellow/black documentation system
- Define severity of wounds by defined staging systems and levels of tissue loss
- Describe etiologies of various wounds
This seminar will not cover wound treatment techniques. This seminar is meant to give the attendee a basic knowledge of the standard of care practice for wound prevention, assessment and documentation ONLY.
Presenter: Rosana Benbow, RN, CCM, CIC, DNS-CT, RAC-CT, Leading Transitions Post Acute Care Consultation and Staffing, LLC
Who Should Attend: Directors of Nursing, Nursing Staff, MDS Coordinators, Therapy Staff
CEU Info: This half-day training is eligible for up to 3 CEUs
Registration Fee Info: Member of LAIN, IHPCO, and INALA pay $70. Non-members pay $95. (SNF Samaritan Alliance members pay $35. AL Samaritan Alliance members pay $53.)
Minimum Enrollment Requirement: A minimum enrollment of 6 is required to hold this course. Determination that minimum enrollment is met will be made on 2/7/2020.