Wednesday, January 25, 2023 | 10:00 a.m. CT
The X Factor: A Paradigm Shift in Mitigating Severe Pressure Ulcer Malpractice Claims
Deep tissue injuries (DTIs) that evolve into severe pressure ulcers affect millions of people in the United States each year. Unfortunately, many believe that DTIs and severe pressure ulcers (also called pressure injuries) are always preventable with proper skin care and repositioning. This incorrect perception leads to malpractice claim losses.
This webinar will discuss the physiological mechanisms underlying these injuries, which are likely due to tissue infarctions, and the research showing they occur despite frequent repositioning and good skin care.
This webinar will provide you with the knowledge to:
- Understand the risk factors for developing a DTI and severe pressure ulcer, the naming and staging of these injuries and the physiological mechanisms of injury.
- Identify the contributing factors involved in severe pressure ulcer malpractice claims.
- Outline risk mitigation strategies, including effective communication with patients, senior living residents and families about the risks for developing DTIs and severe pressure ulcers.