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Advances in Skin & Wound Care:
Features: Clinical Management Extra

Wound Documentation: Managing Risk

Brown, Gregory RN, CWOCN

Continued Education
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Abstract

PURPOSE: To provide the physician and registered professional nurse with an understanding of consistent wound documentation and the potential for legal issues to arise.

TARGET AUDIENCE: This continuing education activity is intended for physicians and nurses with an interest in better understanding and improving policies and procedures related to wound documentation.

OBJECTIVES: After reading the article and taking the test, the participant should be able to:

1. Discuss wound assessment and documentation relative to current practices and potential legal implications.

2. Describe recommendations to improve the consistency and accuracy of wound assessment and documentation.

© 2006 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.

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