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Standardizing Communication during Hospital Discharge in Patients with Pressure Skin Injury

Credits: None available.

Release Date: 1/23/2020 

Expiration Date: 1/23/2023
Target Audience: RN, Nurse Practitioners, Health Care Professionals who work with WOC patients. 

Credit Information:
Nurses – ANCC and CBRN Accreditation Statements

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.

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

To Receive Credit:
1. Complete the activity in its entirety.
2. Complete/submit the evaluation.
3. Print out your certificate and/or save to your computer. It will also be saved to your CEC account.

Program Overview:
Worldwide, wounds afflict between 6 and 22% of patients in the acute care setting, affecting 2.5 billion people a year. Presenter Teresa Novy found that, at her facility at least, many of these patients were being released unprepared. This course discusses one facility’s efforts to improve patient outcomes by implementing standardized electronic discharge instructions and wound care orders during transition from acute care to home.

This bite sized learning sessions explores how Teresa’s facility implemented an adapted, standardized, electronic version of the Project RED discharge wound care order set. This was done as a way to improve communication about discharge wound care orders between physicians, wound care nurses, and home health nurses.

Learning Outcome:
Upon completion of this program, participants will identify one way to provide a more patient-centered discharge and teaching plan.

The planners and speaker for this session reported no relevant relationships with commercial interest organizations. This presentation was reviewed to ensure no bias was present.

Commercial Support or Non-Commercial Sponsorship:
There is no commercial support or non-commercial sponsorship for this activity.

Topic: Wound





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