decub question - page 2

Hey ya'll... Well I finally broke down and decided to post after watching this board for quite some time. I have been a nurse for nearly 10 years and I have a question that needs answering if... Read More

  1. by   NurseAngie
    Originally posted by kids-r-fun
    Another intervention for a patient refusals (of any thing) that is often over looked is document that the risks of refusal have been explained, and that the patient acknowledges the risks and continues to decline (I got dinged by a State MDS nurse for it once).

    I was also told it is better to document things like "declines" and "chooses" rather than "refuses" (no rationale was given).
    More EXCELLENT advice! I am learning so much for y'all...THANKS for sharing.

  2. by   msdixiechopper
    There is so much wisdom on this board. I am definitely going to take the advise that was given and use it.

    Thank you ---- Thank you ------ Thank you ------

    If anyone else has something please feel free to comment esp if there are any web sites or even a book .......