[QUOTE]Originally posted by j.eaton:
[B]My thanks to all who replied to my post about the survey process . It was very informative. I passed the info on. I am part of a team that is going to implement a skin care team at my facility. We got creamed on skin issues during last survey. I am an LPN and will be the nursing skin specialist on the team. I have much respect and repore with all the disiplines at our facility and with administration. I feel pretty confident that I will be allowed to take the team in any direction. What's the best ,latest, and greatest concepts etc. going out there with regard to this issuue. Any and all info greatly appriectated. I am not into reinventing the wheel.
Write a procedure policy that includes:
Who will be on the team(share it with 2-3 people, have a 2 of two at a time so u can turn people and does not take as long)
When u will make rounds(same day and time each wk if possible)
Have a dressing/skin care cart that can be carried or rolled to each room
Specify what the procedure is for the nurses on the unit to notify the wound care team and other disciplines like dietary.
Have a form to write a weekly summary on for each resident with decubitis
Write down what will be documented on each resident.
To keep up with the latest on skin care, look at the latest wound care books(Amazon
.com has some) and think about going to a conference on skin care. Hope this helps.