May 25th, 2022
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EDT
Presenters Jonathan Berkowitz of Goldberg Segalla, LLP and Annemari Cooley of Smith & Nephew will explain why current medical standards regarding “unavoidable” skin breakdown and Federal quality of care regulations impose a nearly-insurmountable burden upon healthcare facilities faced with pressure injury litigation. The most common pathway to litigation is turning and repositioning documentation. Innovative patient-wearable technology has been shown to increase compliance with turning protocols, reduce facility-acquired pressure injuries and to document repositioning events automatically to help facilities prove that the standard of care was met.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND:
Senior health care providers, hospital risk managers, insurance claims and underwriting personnel, insurance brokers servicing senior care providers and acute care hospitals.
• Why the current state of peer-reviewed medical literature and Federal regulations pose a relatively impossible-to-satisfy burden upon long-term care providers seeking to demonstrate that pressure injuries giving rise to litigation are legally and clinically “unavoidable”
• Why wearable sensor technology and its automated documentation capabilities may allow providers to better demonstrate the provision of appropriate turning and repositioning to prevent pressure injury formation and deterioration
• Why senior care providers may ultimately improve upon facility-wide quality of care by adopting wearable sensor technology for high-risk pressure injury residents