I was reading another thread about protecting your license and there was mention of a nurse not using clean technique to change a dressing (which leads me to wonder what technique DID she use?)
Anyway, when we chart there is a place to check clean or sterile among other things. Of course I know you should mark what you actually DID do..but I worry about things like this and marking clean..then them using that against me down the road saying "she should have used sterile" well of course I'm not going to mark sterile if I didn't use sterile...but..I was wondering....
What types of dressings SHOULD you use sterile for? I know central line dressings are sterile dressing changes.
What about decubitus? Or incisions?