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WOCN Continuing Education

Legal Issues Behind Pressure Injury and Other Skin Concerns

Nov 1, 2019 11:00am ‐ Nov 1, 2019 11:00am

Expiration Date: Feb 20, 2022

Credits: None available.

Standard: $25.00
Members: $0.00


Credits (Post Test and/or Evaluation Required)

1.0 - Contact Hours

Release Date: 2/20/2020

Expiration Date: 2/20/2022

Credit Information:

Nurses – ANCC Accreditation Statements

The Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education 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.

DISCLAIMER: Accreditation refers to educational content only and does not imply ANCC or WOCN Society endorsement of any commercial product or service.

Target Audience: RN, Nurse Practitioners, Health Care Professionals who work with WOC patients.

To Receive Credit:

Complete the activity in its entirety.

Complete/submit the posttest and evaluation.

Print out your certificate and/or save to your computer. It will also be saved to your CEC account.

Program Overview:

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.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Describe processes that can be instituted to reduce the risk of legal claims brought upon wound care nurses.


The planners and faculty for this program have nothing to disclose unless listed below. All potential Conflicts of Interest have been reviewed by the Lead Nurse Planner, Nurse Planner, and Director of Education, and resolved according to the WOCN Society policy to ensure that no bias exists as a result of disclosed relevant financial relationships with Commercial Interest Organizations.

  • Joyce Black has the following relationships:
    • Molnlycke Health Care: speakers bureau, consultant
  • Sage/Stryker: speakers bureau, consultant
  • Convatec: speaker
  • EHOB/Wound Vision: speaker, consultant
  • Medline: speaker

Commercial Support or Non-Commercial Sponsorship:

There is no commercial support or non-commercial sponsorship for this activity.


  • Joyce M. Black, PhD, RN, Professor of Nursing, University of Nebraska Medical Center
Category: Professional Practice


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