By Margaret Heale, RN, MSc, CWOCN
In our point, click, fill-in-the -blanks world of ever increasing wound care algorithms and MOs, I have an ax to grind (straight into my so-called smart phone if I had the courage).
Where is the detail? Pronouncing sweeping statements such as 'Q 2 hourly turns' is easy. Ensuring a person is repositioned at a time that is prescheduled, that fits in with meal times, a self-catheterization schedule, OT, PT, and doctors' visits while taking into account that the patient would like to feel in control and watch the baseball game is, no doubt, less straightforward. That is only the beginning of the necessary detail we need to have documented for our wound patients. Please bear with me while I go into the microscopic level of the sweeping statement for a spinal injury patient because actually doing is much less straightforward in implementing a pressure injury prevention plan.