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Curious if your facility has a wound nurse

Geriatric   (1,194 Views | 5 Replies)
by bionicgirlie bionicgirlie (New) New

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Hello,

My facility has a wound nurse three days a week but the only thing that bugs me is she only does a few treatments I'm guessing around less than 10 patient's total within those 3 days. She doesn't do any treatments such as skin prep or weekly skin assessments at all. I want to speak up as I'm sure this would be part of her job as a wound nurse but I wanted to get some opinions first.

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We do have a " wound nurse" and she works, I believe, 5 days a week. She does just that "wounds" i.e., pressure ulcers, surgical wounds, etc. she doesn't do treatments. skin prep, lotions.

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CapeCodMermaid has 30 years experience as a RN and specializes in Gerontology, Med surg, Home Health.

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I worked in a place that had a wound nurse 32 hours a week. She did the weekly wound measurements and the rounds with the wound doctor. Then one day, the admin decided we didn't have the $ in the budget and took the position away.

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lumbarpain has 17 years experience as a ADN, RN and specializes in Geriatric/Sub Acute, Home Care.

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We had a Wound care nurse...what she did was nothing...I remember one time she came out of a patients room and told ME to do the wound treatment on this resident.. We did the wound care most times..all they did was walk around and uncover the wound to access them and then left it up to you to do the rest.....WHAT A NICE JOB That is huh? Some racket..

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cyc0sys has 6 years experience and specializes in EMS, LTC, Sub-acute Rehab.

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No. We have a wound care Doc that's about a 100. He loves wet to dry dressings. That's all I have to say about that.

I'd settle for just enough time to do my own wound care and treatments every shift. But if we're dreaming, a unit manager that could manage to do something other than running around like her hair was on fire in a rain storm would be great.

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We have a treatment nurse on day shift. However, the 3-11 nurse complains that she(the 3-11 nurse) is often asked to do the wound treatments by the wound nurse.

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