we were just visited by joint commission, they require what is known as a "functional assessment" on all patients admitted to the health system. ie: do you groom yourself?, have a prosthesis?, walk unassisted?, etc. (all those things that are on the admission papers of a medical/surgical client) we do a complete rn admission physical as well as the standard ob adm.
we also complete a high risk assessment. if the woman had a functional defecit it would be noted under "significant maternal problems" now we have to add another 1/2 page to our 4 pages!anyone else have specific functional assessment on adm. papers?if so what do you ask? thanks for your help