On this episode of WOCTalk, we sit down with Sara Coverstone, RN, MA, CHC, CWON, Chief Compliance and Privacy Officer, for an inside look into the role of healthcare compliance and privacy. Sara breaks down the difference between corporate compliance vs. risk management, common compliance misconceptions, important areas that WOC nurses and clinicians should be aware of, and she offers strategies for WOC nurses to promote positive compliance and ways to enhance knowledge of corporate compliance.
About the Speakers:
Sara Coverstone has worked in an integrated health system for more than fifteen years, serving as a Certified Wound and Ostomy Nurse (CWON) for eight of those years. She has had roles in the clinical practice department of post-acute care providing oversight to the wound care team, wound protocols and processes, wound education, and the medical supply program. She now serves as the Chief Compliance and Privacy Officer, addressing rules and regulations for the health system. Sara has facilitated wound training both to the health system and to long-term care facilities in the community with the WOCN® Society’s Wound Treatment Associate (WTA) Program. She served as a member of the national WTA Advisory Committee from 2016-2020. She currently serves as the Chair of the WOC Extender Advisory Committee, the newly combined WTA and OCA Program committee.
WOCN Society Accreditation Statement
The Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nurses Society is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
The Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nurses Society is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 15115.