Pressure injury remains a nurse sensitive indicator of quality of care. Because of its importance, wound nurses are often at increased legal exposure due to the severity of the pressure injuries. This session will highlight where you may be at risk when pressure injuries develop. Methods to improve your documentation, diagnose unusual wounds and determine if the pressure injury was evolving at the time of admission will be emphasized.
The learner will be able to describe processes that can be instituted to reduce the risk of legal claims brought upon wound care nurses.