Skin assessment for outpatients?

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    Do any of you do a skin assessment on your outpatients? Or do you assess for risks of pressure ulcers? My facility is trying to implement a plan for skin assessment and I wanted to find out what other places are doing.
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    Do any of you do a skin assessment on your outpatients? Or do you assess for risks of pressure ulcers? My facility is trying to implement a plan for skin assessment and I wanted to find out what other places are doing.
    This is an old post...but, we do not do the lengthy skin assessment that is done on inpatients because what we do is not the same.
    I have had issues with the hospital attempting to mandate changes imposed on the inpatient care team to include outpatients because they want everything standardized and there is truly little information regarding outpatient regulations.
    It would be foolishly time consuming to do a lengthy skin assessment on a patient whom will be in the facility maybe 30-60 minutes....just my 2 cents worth.
    Kathy
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    we ask the patient if they have any history of skin problems, such as eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis, etc. and if they currently have any sores, cuts, rashes, bruises, etc and investigate based on their responses.


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