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Utilizing QAPI for Building an Effective Pressure Injury Program

presented by Jeri Lundgren, RN, BSN, PHN, CWS, CWCN, CPT

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Financial: Jeri Lundgren receives compensation from MedBridge for this course. There is no financial interest beyond the production of this course.

Non-Financial: Jeri Lundgren has no competing non-financial interests or relationships with regard to the content presented in this course.

Satisfactory completion requirements: All disciplines must complete learning assessments to be awarded credit, no minimum score required unless otherwise specified within the course.

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An in-house acquired or declining pressure injury puts providers at risk for regulatory citations and litigation. This session will utilize the QAPI approach to ensure your pressure injury program meets regulatory guidance for F686, as well as the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel’s and Wound, Ostomy, Continence Nurses’ Society’s standards of practice to minimize legal risk. We will also discuss effective utilization of your wound care nurse and skin integrity team.

Meet Your Instructor

Jeri Lundgren, RN, BSN, PHN, CWS, CWCN, CPT

Jeri Lundgren is a registered nurse who has been specializing in post-acute care since 1990. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing. Ms. Lundgren is board certified as a certified wound care nurse (CWCN) by the WOCN Society, and as a certified wound specialist (CWS) by the American Board of Wound Management. Ms.…

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Chapters & Learning Objectives

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1. Utilizing the QAPI Process for Implementing Your Pressure Injury Program

Implementing any clinical system can be a daunting process. In Chapter One, we will utilize the QAPI process to help you break your pressure injury program down into manageable systems.

2. The Skin Integrity Team and Communication Systems

It is imperative to have effective skin integrity team meetings and consistent communication between caregivers to ensure your program is on track. In Chapter Two, we will discuss effective utilization of your wound care nurse, skin integrity team, and communication systems.

3. Admission Process and Prevention Program

The types of interventions you implement prior to the formation or decline of a pressure injury will help minimize regulatory and litigation issues. In Chapter Three, we will discuss what needs to be implemented within the first 24 hours after admission and on an ongoing basis to minimize the risk of pressure ulcer formation or decline.

4. Treatment Program, Monitoring Systems, Education, and Supplies

The foundation to your program is ensuring your staff has the appropriate education, resources, and supplies to prevent and treat pressure injuries. In Chapter Four, we will discuss what your staff will need to implement your pressure injury program and how to monitor it to ensure it is on track.

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