Quote from KateRN1
"Doable" depends on a lot of factors. How well you know and understand OASIS, how functional the patient is (the less functional, the easier the OASIS assessment), how many meds they have, what you have to teach, how much the patients talk, what you have to teach/do (wound care takes longer), how far away they are, and how much overall paperwork your agency requires.
I think 4 SOC is doable in ideal conditions, but those ideal conditions rarely happen. Don't know that I would want to do it all the time.
Well most of the times you do end up with pts. with 20 to 30 meds; others are very chatty; and you must be firm to get through the SOC process. Others have either their nosy neighbor that interupts every 5 min or so, or either they are c/o their hospital stay. While, I am thinking of the next visit time.
Oh yes, wound care, imagine have multiple of them, you need to measure. There are many factors. One time pt. had to use the restroom, I was sitting there for almost 30 minutes, I was upset, so imagine doing so many admissions with regular visits. Also, consider the traveling time between visits, traffic, roadblocks.
I am comfortable with 2 SOC and 2 revisits or 3 SOC in an 8 hr. day.