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Resident admitted s/p fall noted noted with a stage 2 to left lateral foot. Resident is receiving daily dressing change with ointment. I am reading chapter8 and I see we can skill only if its Stage 3. Also for the dressing it has to require aseptic techniques.

Would you skill patient under observation and assessment ?


Specializes in ER CCU MICU SICU LTC/SNF.

History of fall w/o Rehab potential? Unless you can tie in other conditions (I.e. emaciation, immobility, uncontrolled DM, PVD, etc) that may lead to the deterioration of the injury without meticulous observation and management of care plan, it is unlikely it will rise to a skilled level of care but a standard nursing practice.

Thank you.