Posts Tagged ‘CMS standards’

Truth or Consequences: Admitting Your Wound Care Program Needs Improvement

Friday, June 9th, 2017

Nancy Collins, PhD, RDN, LD, FAPWCA, FAND

Some healthcare providers are working in underperforming facilities, and they need to discuss how to improve outcomes before it becomes a matter of legal record.

Truth or Consequences: Admitting Your Wound Care Program Needs Improvement


“I didn’t have any special training in wounds. No one else wanted to do it, so I said okay.”

“The weekends were really bad. We only had a few people working weekends.”

“I know some of the patients didn’t get turned all day.”

“We always were running out of supplies, so I improvised.”

All of these confessions, or truths, are from real life depositions of nurses who were working in facilities that patients were suing because they developed wounds. These nurses were not trying to hurt their facility in any way or stymie the defense team, but were simply telling the truth in their opinion.


Peek-a-Boo, Who are YOU?

Thursday, April 22nd, 2010

The Wild on Wounds National Convention is coming up  September 23-25, 2010 in Las Vegas. Continuing in our session highlights, Peek-a-Boo, Who are YOU? is a session that will be presented by Diane Heasley RN ,MSN, MEd ,CWCN, WCC, DAPWCA, CNS of DermaRite Industries, LLC.

Peek-a-Boo, Who are you? Join us for Sherlock Holmes Adventure (a.k.a Healthcare and Wounds ARE a Crapshoot…) and be ready to take a ride into the world of investigation! This session explores WHO exactly IS to blame for the start of a wound. CMS standards exacted in 2004, and the new language of staging of 2007 are reviewed along with the REALISTIC planning for prevention of wounds dependent upon the arena in which the care is delivered. Expert witness cases are used and the audience becomes Sherlock Holmes! A walk through the health care world of “Whodunnit?”

Check out Wild On Wounds National Convention for more information and accommodations.

For more information about becoming Wound Care Certified, please check our information about our Skin and Wound Management Course