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PREVENTING AND TREATING PRESSURE INJURIES: FROM INSTITUTIONAL PROCESS STRATEGIES TO STRATEGIES THAT WILL EDUCATE AND ENGAGE BEDSIDE PROVIDERS

A variety of consultations, webinars, mentorships, and courses can be tailored to the needs of your organization as you strive to meet your quality and patient safety goals

EDUCATING NURSES CARING FOR PATIENTS WITH BOWEL AND URINARY DIVERSIONS 

Focused education will enhance patient satisfaction, decrease length-of-stay and avoid readmissions for patients with stomas.

COURSES ARE CUSTOMIZED BASED ON THE NEEDS OF NURSES, CERTIFIED NURSE ASSISTANTS AND PATIENT CARE ASSOCIATES.

TOP CHOICE COURSE:  Wound Treatment Associates: Endorsed by the premier WOCN Society. Founded in 1968, the Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nurses Society™ (WOCN®) is the largest and most recognized professional nursing community dedicated to advancing the practice and delivery of expert healthcare to individuals with wound, ostomy, and continence care needs.

The Wound Treatment Associate (WTA) Program developed by the WOCN Society is a continuing education program to further empower wound, ostomy, and continence specialty nurses and improve patient outcomes by extending the reach of the wound team to patients at the bedside. The WTA Program prepares non-specialty nurses to provide basic, bedside wound care and to increase focus on prevention of pressure injuries. Graduates of the WTA Program who hold a nursing license are eligible for the WTA-C certification exam provided by the Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nursing Certification Board (WOCNCB) https://www.wocn.org/wound-treatment-associate-program/about/

Care Improvement Strategies is a licensed national provider of the WOCN Society’s Wound Treatment Associate (WTA) course for nurses, physical therapists, and medical technicians.  The WTA course can be completed in 12-weeks online and includes virtual or on-site competency evaluations.  Nurses earn 32.25 CEs (ANCC).

Additional courses offered by Care Improvement Strategies are tailored to your needs. 

Subjects include:

Hospital-wide prevalence surveys – methods, analysis, and improvement planning – for certified wound specialists, quality nurses, skin care committees, managers

Pressure Injury prevention and treatment – designing the approach, mobilizing the team – for quality directors, wound specialists, skin care committees

Conducting root cause analysis of pressure injury events – for nurses, certified wound specialists, quality nurses, managers, skin care committees, risk management

Legal issues:  Documentation: Accurate risk assessment scores, evidence-based interventions, and patient education – for nurses, managers, risk management

Identifying which patients are at risk for pressure injuries: How to use the Braden Scale correctly – for nurses

Pressure Injury prevention and treatment – the roles of bedside nurses, CNAs and PCAs

Pressure Injury Prevention – end-of-life care and challenges – for nurses

Skin care: from neonate to care of the elderly patient – for CNAs and PCAs

Preventing skin complications related to pressure, moisture, incontinence – for nurses, CNAs and PCAs

Reducing CAUTI – what to do after the catheter is out.  – for nurses

Reducing device-related pressure injuries – an interdisciplinary approach – for nurses, skin care committees, quality nurses

Care of the patient with a stoma-the road to recovery – for nurses


Attention:  Chief Nursing Officers, Quality Specialists, Risk Managers, Education Directors, Nurses

When pressure injury prevention plans fail:

  • Patients suffer pain and even death. There are about 60,000 deaths each year directly related to pressure ulcers.
  •  The financial loss is $9.1-11.6 billion per year in the United States.
    There are more than 17,000 pressure ulcer lawsuits filed annually with an average settlement cost of $250,000
  • Cost of individual patient care ranges from $20,900 to $151,700 per pressure ulcer. Medicare estimated in 2007 that each pressure ulcer added $43,180 in costs to a hospital stay
  • The hospital loses money since there is no reimbursement for Stage 3 or 4 pressure ulcers that are hospital acquired. 
  • Your hospital’s reputation is damaged. What is your quality rating? Are you reaching quality targets? What’s on the internet? Check your quality status. Go to Health Grades and Compare Hospitals

THE BEST SOLUTION:

WOUND TREATMENT ASSOCIATES   

 VITAL MEMBERS OF YOUR PATIENT CARE TEAMS

  • Online training at your pace and convenience
  • Earn 24 CE nursing credits and eligibility to take the WTA Certification Exam
  • Participate in a one-day course review and hands-on competency session with expert certified wound specialists at your site
  • Each participant receives a comprehensive training manual for ongoing reference