Legal Documentation in Pressure Ulcer/Injury Cases

Legal Documentation in Pressure Ulcer/Injury Cases

Identification: MSNJ2205
Issue: March-April 2022
Volume: Vol. 31/No. 2
Credits (Post Test and/or Evaluation Required)
Available until 04/30/2024
  • 1.30 - CH

Price: $20.00


Learning Outcome:
After completing this education activity, the learner will be able to identify two ways in which healthcare leaders can improve care and mitigate claim risk related to pressure ulcer/injury.

Contact hours available until 4/30/2024.

Requirements for Successful Completion:
Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online nursing continuing professional development evaluation. You will be able to print your NCPD certificate at any time after you complete the evaluation.

Disclosure of relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies (planners, faculty/speakers, reviewers, authors):

The author(s), editor, editorial committee, content reviewers, and education director reported no actual or potential conflict of interest in relation to this nursing continuing professional development article.

Commercial Support:
No commercial support or sponsorship declared.

Accreditation Statement:
This education activity is jointly provided by Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. (AJJ) and the Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses (AMSN).

Anthony J Jannetti, Inc. is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the California Board of Registered Nurses, Provider Number CEP 5387.

This article was reviewed and formatted for contact hour credit by Michele Boyd, MSN, RN, NPD-BC, AMSN Education Director.


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Legal Documentation in Pressure Ulcer/Injury Cases

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Kristi Bradley
4/23/22 4:15 pm

Each patient admitted into a care facility should have an individual turn schedule based on the skin condition and the medication regiment, and treatment plan.

Angie Machado
4/24/22 9:26 pm

This article provided great legal information in regard to caring for and preventing pressure injuries. This information will assist me in providing prudent care to my patients.

Valerie McFarland
4/26/22 10:32 am

Excellent article with valuable information about what research really says about how often patients should be turned to prevent pressure ulcers.

Rosemarie Hard
4/26/22 4:48 pm

This article provides great information on early skin assessment and documentation to protect oneself and ones institution in litigation. The RN together with PCT, WOCN and risk management can provide a plan for each individual patient according to their diagnosis, Braden score and mobility. RN documentation is key.

Trinh Ngo
4/30/22 10:06 pm

Great information on the litigation of PU/PI and other researches results on how often to turn patients.

Cecilia Nguyen
6/4/22 6:26 pm

great information