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Session 27 | Best Practice for a Pressure Injury Program

Session Summary

An in-house acquired or declining pressure injury puts providers at risk for regulatory citations and litigation. The burden on the provider is to demonstrate the development or decline of a pressure injury was unavoidable. The interventions that are implemented within the first 24 hours are critical, as well as ongoing interdisciplinary updates to the plan of care. This session will utilize the Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement (QAPI) approach for implementing or enhancing a pressure injury program to ensure your program meets regulatory guidance for F686, as well as the National Pressure Injury Advisory Panel (NPIAP) and Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society (WOCN) standards of practice to minimize regulatory and legal risk.