Rethinking Wound Care & Pressure Ulcer Prevention


[3286] Rethinking Wound Care & Pressure Ulcer Prevention
PDGM expands skilled nursing care...why it’s extremely important to manage wounds efficiently and effectively.

NOW AVAILABLE: RELEASED 9/9/2019 This program was presented on 08/28/2019 at the Texas Association of Home Care & Hospice 50th Annual Meeting in Grapevine. It is one of 17 presentations captured and produced for online access.

Presentation Info:

  • Presentation Date: August 28, 2019
  • TAHC&H Event: TAHC&H Annual Meeting | Grapevine

Education-Training Credits:

  • TX HCSSA Administrator/Alternate Continuing Education
    • 1.5 Clock Hr(s)
  • Continuing Education for Nurses
    • 1.5 Contact Hr(s)
    • This program awards CNE until 08.28.2021

CE Approval Statements:
· This program meets continuing education requirements for Administrators and Alternates under Texas HCSSA licensing regulations.
· Texas Association for Home Care & Hospice is approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the Texas Nurses Association - Approver, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

HCSSA Topic(s) Addressed:

  • §97.259[d][4]agency responsibilities
  • §97.260[a][3]basic principles of management in a licensed health-related setting
  • §97.260[a][6]risk assessment and management
  • §97.260[a][7]financial management

Program Description: With Pressure Ulcer (PU) prevalence rates between 2.9% and 19.1% in home care, it’s extremely important to manage wounds efficiently and effectively. In addition, with the coming changes of PDGM, home care providers will be forced to expand into more skilled-nursing activities, such as wound care. Amy Cassata, VP Clinical at Swift Medical, has implemented hundreds of wound care programs and shares her best practices over the years, including clinical best practices, technology recommendations, and change management techniques.

Program Learning Outcome: Participants will actively engage in the learning activity and indicate an intent to change their practice by implementing evidence-based guidelines in wound care and pressure ulcer prevention to maximize the best possible patient outcomes.

TAHC&H Faculty/Presenter: Amy Cassata, RN, WCC, VP Clinical Operations, Swift Medical

About the Presenter:
Amy Cassata
has over 15 years of post-acute care clinical experience as well as experience overseeing departmental budgets, clinical operations, staffing resources and major EHR configurations in a wide range of health care facilities and projects. Amy’s unique blend of clinical skills and digital implementation knowledge has helped her transform facilities into world-class leaders in the adoption of digital health innovations like Swift Skin and Wound.

[3286] Rethinking Wound Care & Pressure Ulcer Prevention

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