Consider these questions
Since Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services declared stage III and IV pressure ulcers as avoidable outcomes of care, the spotlight is shining on pressure sore cases.
- Are you using current standards of care to evaluate pressure sore cases?
- Can you spot the unavoidable pressure sore cases?
- Are you aware of all of the critical issues that affect the analysis of pressure ulcer cases?
- Are you comfortable in being able to analyze the liability and damages of these cases?
Learn from an international expert in pressure ulcer care and prevention: Dr. Diane Krasner and a national expert in legal nurse consulting: Pat Iyer MSN RN LNCC.
Who should invest in this online course
Nursing expert witnesses, legal nurse consultants, wound care specialists
Purchase Pressure Sore Case Analysis & Reports: A Systematic Process for Success Online Course
Please note that this course is within a private membership site. You will receive an email from our system giving you access to the course.
- Discover a systematic process for evaluating a pressure sore case based on current standards of care and medical literature
- Recognize the top pressure sore standard of care issues so you know how to evaluate liability and damages
- Gain skill in critiquing or writing an expert report
- Use the Skin Changes at Life’s End Consensus Statement to identify or refute crucial defenses in pressure ulcer cases
During this interactive multimedia course, you will review records of a pressure ulcer medical malpractice case and be guided through the process of case analysis to develop your own detailed expert report.
You will discover how to avoid common mistakes and hone your analytical skills to produce a report that your client will depend on throughout the litigation process. Even if you are not an expert witness, you need to know how these reports are constructed.
Dr. Krasner, thanks for the webinar today. I really learned a lot from you. It was very helpful. Would love to see you do another one.
Dr. Diane L. Krasner is a board certified wound specialist with experience in wound, ostomy & incontinence care across the continuum of care. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing and a Master of the American Professional Wound Care Association. Dr. Krasner is a Wound & Skin Care Consultant in York, Pennsylvania and works part-time at Rest Haven – York as the Clinical Nursing Specialist and Wound Ostomy Continence Nurse.
Pat Iyer MSN RN LNCC has reviewed dozens of pressure ulcer cases as a liability and fact witness. She is best known as the chief editor of Legal Nurse Consulting Principles and Practices, Second Edition. She is Past Present of the American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants (AALNC).
Format and Schedule
This course is taught as a multimedia course. You will be engaged in learning with homework breaks in between sessions. Never leave home or your office. All you need is a computer.
All course participants receive access to the multimedia course, digital downloads of medical records and course recordings, transcripts of each session, and 9 bonus articles.
This session will help you analyze liability and damages of a pressure ulcer course. Use methods to analyze pressure ulcer cases that focus on current standards of care (versus outdated information) and that address the critical issues (versus unimportant details):
1. Risk assessment
2. Wound care plan of care
3. Pressure ulcer assessment and staging
4. Prevention and Treatment
Pressure ulcer expert reports: components, do’s and don’ts and how to avoid beginner’s mistakes
This is an introduction to a pressure ulcer case. The session focuses on the case and alleged negligence. You’ll be able to download the actual medical records of the patient. Learn the relevancy and importance of these documents while performing the review. You will become familiar with medical records specific to these cases such as the pressure ulcer flow sheets and wound care consults. Develop analytical skills of medical records focusing on the alleged negligence.
Prior to this session, create the expert report you began after Session 3. Learn from Dr. Krasner’s expert analysis of the case and its outcome.
Falls, pressure sores and IV therapy-related events may lead to high treatment cost, prolonged suffering, and denied reimbursement for hospital care. They may even cause to the patient’s death. Healthcare providers are increasingly aware of the clinical and financial risks. Attorneys are increasingly seeing plaintiffs alleging deviations from the standard of care related to these events. These events often culminate in litigation.
Are you a legal nurse consultant, attorney or clinician? Analyzing Falls, Pressure Sore and IV Therapy Cases was written to help you understand:
- What causes these events
- What are the clinical results or damages
- How these problems are prevented
- How to analyze the liability
The text is chock full of practical wisdom, tips, explanations, and guidance for the analysis of these cases. It builds on the author’s experiences as an expert witness and legal nurse consultant since 1987.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Why Falls Happen
Chapter 2 Injuries From Falls
Chapter 3 Fall Prevention
Chapter 4 Liability for Falls
Chapter 5 Why Pressure Sores Happen
Chapter 6 Pressure Sore Injuries and Treatment
Chapter 7 Pressure Sore Prevention
Chapter 8 Liability for Pressure Sores
Chapter 9 Why Infiltration and Extravasation Happen
Chapter 10 Injuries and Treatment: Infiltration and Extravasation
Chapter 11 Prevention and Early Detection of Infiltration and Extravasation
Chapter 12 Liability for Infiltration and Extravasation
Chapter 13 Why Nerve Injuries from Venipuncture Happen
Chapter 14 Prevention and Liability Analysis of Nerve Injuries
Chapter 15 IV Catheter Embolism and Air Embolism: Causes, Treatment
Chapter 16 Liability for Air Embolism
Chapter 17 IV Catheter Sepsis
Chapter 18 Liability for IV Catheter Infections
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The Pressure Ulcer Case Analysis and Reports Multimedia Course has been approved for 12 nursing contact hours through an arrangement with Taylor College. The provider is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, provider number CEP-3285. CE credit is accepted in all states that require mandatory continuing education for relicensure. Call 1-800-743-4006 with CE questions. There will be a $15 fee, paid directly to the provider, if you want the CE certificate.