Today after the Dr. Got involved I was told that they think it was the hoyer lift. Actually more believable...But I asked why they didn't even put ice on to keep the swelling and bleeding down. We were told by the head nurse they can't do that unless it is ordered. Is that true with an acute inj? I thought that was just common first aid. They aren't hot packing it now either. It seems that it is in a position with the area not having a lot of circulation there as she is not ambulatory I would think there is a good chance it will solidify. The Dr. will go in to see her next week as he has only seen pictures thus far.
Working it through...I want to thank all of you for your input and bless you for your interest in the medical field and your professionalism!
Apr 28, '09
We can't do much of anything without a doctor's order in LTC. There is no such thing as 'common first aid'. We have many standing orders for skin tears and the like but not for ice.