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The Role of the WOC Nurse in Pressure Ulcer Litigation


Jun 9, 2015 2:40pm ‐ Jun 9, 2015 3:40pm


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Description

Perhaps you have seen commercials on television by plaintiff attorneys who solicit clients who's "family members have been injured in a nursing home" or patients who have "developed bedsores under the care of a health provider." These advertisements infer that all patients who develop pressure ulcers have been neglected and that lawsuits against providers can yield monetary results for family members. This presentation will address the elements of malpractice and provide scenarios for patients in home care, hospitals and long-term care facilities in which WOCNs may be called upon to review records, opine about the standard of care, compose reports, provide deposition testimony or appear at trial. The program will combine the WOCNs knowledge of wounds with an understanding of malpractice issues in these settings.

Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will verbalize the four (4) necessary components of medical negligence.
  • Participants will apply the principles of medical negligence to clinical scenarios presented.

Speaker(s):

  • Ilene Warner-Maron, PhD, RN-BC, CWCN, NHA, FCPP, Assistant Professor, St. Joseph's University

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