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WOCN Continuing Education

Don’t Write So That You Can Be Understood, Write So That You Can't Be Misunderstood: Medico-Legal Issues in WOC Nursing

Jul 8, 2020 12:00pm ‐ Jul 8, 2020 1:00pm

Credits: None available.

Standard: $25.00
Members: $0.00


One thing that most practicing clinicians agree upon is that modern healthcare has become more litigious. The legal fallout from litigation pertaining to patient care can range from being sued for medical malpractice or negligence to being reported to a state regulatory board for action upon one’s license. The best protection for the practicing clinician is the quality of patient care documentation. This session focuses on legal documentation issues and associated aspects of career development supporting clinicians’ legal defensibility.

Learning Outcome: Learners will report increased confidence in their knowledge of medical malpractice processes and issues that may impact their practice, and report their intention to change their practice to improve medical-legal defensibility.

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.

Contact Hour(s): This activity awards 1.00 Contact Hours with 0.00 hours of Pharmacology credit.

Target Audience: RN, Nurse Practitioners, Health Care Professionals who work with WOC nurses and/or work with patients with WOC conditions.

To Receive Credit:

  • Complete the activity in its entirety.
  • Complete/submit the online evaluation.
  • Print out your certificate and/or save to your computer. It will also be saved to your CEC account.

Financial Disclosure: The planners and faculty for this program have no relevant relationships with ineligible companies to disclose unless listed below. 

All potential bias resulting from these relationships has been mitigated by the Nurse Planner according to WOCN Society policy in adherence with ANCC Standards.

Disclosure of Commercial Support: 
The WOCN Society received commercial support from the following organizations:

This a recording of a live webinar that was supported by an educational grant from Medela.

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


  • Janice M. Beitz, PhD, RN, CS, CNOR, CWOCN-AP, CRNP, ANEF, FNAP, FAAN, Professor of Nursing and WOCNEP Director, Rutgers University Camden
Category: Professional Practice


  • 1.00 - Contact Hours

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