Nurses vs Doctors Documenting Ulcer Stage
I am having a discussion with nursing staff here about staging pressure ulcers. I am told that they would rather the doctors document their own assessment of the ulcer stage as they believe their documentation is not sufficiently consistent. They do have a wound care team which I find odd, and I would like to suggest some training ( I was going to say advanced, but I think it is basic nursing). Before I go forward with this, I am curious to know if their are other facilities out there that don't allow the nurses to stage ulcers and leave this as a doctor's responsibility.