Reduced nosocomial pressure wound rate from 30% of census to zero within three months of hire. Maintained zero rate until separation from position.
Initiated corporate wound care program and transitioned from random supply ordering to corporate wound care supply formulary.
Establish, implement, and maintain policies and procedures, along with standards of care and practice related to wound, ostomy, and continence patient care needs. Provide direct patient care and assistance to staff nurses, and act as consultative service to affiliated healthcare agencies. Evaluate all wounds upon admission and ongoing to determine treatment plan, provide early problem identification and assist in planning patient care.
Collaborate with Medical Director on plan of care for egregious wounds.
Plan/conduct regular Wound Care Committee meetings and provide quarterly progress report for Board of Directors meetings.
Evaluate products and cost effectiveness for use in hospital and make recommendation. Review and develop plan for discharge with all involved disciplines. Educate staff on products available for use in hospital. Evaluate culture results and conference with physicians on Plan of Care. Educate families on care of patients.Involved in marketing the wound care program through outcomes and relationships with physicians. Promote adherence to the Company's Code of Business Conduct and the Corporate Compliance Agreement by monitoring employee performance and identifying and responding to compliance issues. Hire/Train/Supervise two additional Wound Care Team LPN members.