charting the level of the spinal

  1. How do you chart dermatones properly. At one facility I am employed at, it is acceptable to chart where the sensory level is (iliac crest, umbilicus etc). At another facility, it is charted according to the dermatone level (T4,T10) etc. Is one more acceptable than the other?
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  3. by   Zoe's Mom
    We document according to dermatomes, T 12, etc.
  4. by   All4Seasons
    We also use a dermatome chart here.
  5. by   Hopecascade
    We use dermatone levels to document levels of sensation. I hope this helps.
  6. by   ativanni
    Dermatones. T4 nipples, T10 belly button. GUESTIMATE in between those..

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