Hold that Medication: Recognize the Risk of Pressure Ulcers Before You Medicate

Event Information
Product Format
Prerecorded Event
Conference Date
Tue, Jun 09, 2009
60 Minutes
Product Description



Warning: A simple pressure ulcer culprit could be right under your nose. 

Don't underestimate what some well-intended medications can do to increase pressure ulcer risk -- especially with OASIS C around the corner. In this 1-hour audio conference Wayne Atkinson, CGP, will review and examine specific medications associated with pressure ulcers and wound healing. He'll explore medications ranging from those that affect cognition to urinary incontinence, plus he'll share practical tips on risk reduction strategies and procedures your HHA can implement to improve physician communications concerning patient risk reduction.

Here's what you will learn:

  • A list of key medications that can affect the overall risk of pressure ulcers and wound care healing.
  • Where OASIS C is headed in terms of pressure ulcer/medication questions. 
  • 5 Must-have strategies that reduce medication-related risks in home health.
  • Build a stellar medication review process. We'll show you how to get started.
  • How to effectively communicate findings to the attending physicians.

Have additional questions? You have the floor with the speaker during an interactive Q&A.

Who should attend? Field staff, nursing staff: LPN and RN, pharmacist, in-service directors, quality improvement team, corporate level staff including: quality and performance improvement, clinical training, and clinical risk managers

Your registration includes:

  • Flexible enrollment. Scheduling conflict? No problem. This session is also available on CD.
  • Expert answers to your tough questions during the interactive Q&A period.
  • Complimentary attendee package, including the speaker's complete presentation handouts. Keep this quick reference tool close by for future use.
  • One low price for all the staff you can stuff into a conference room.

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About Our Speaker

Wayne Atkinson - Healthcare Management Training Expert

Wayne Atkinson, CGP, received his Pharmacy degree from West Virginia University and completed his Health Care Risk Management Certification through University of South Florida. He is a certified geriatric pharmacist. His clinical involvement in Home Health Care was featured in the June 2003 edition of Home Healthcare Nurse Medication Management: An Evidence Based Model That Decreases Adverse Events.Publications include, “Integration of a medication management model into outcome-based quality improvement: a...   More Info
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