Wound care Responsibilities

All RNs/LPNs must assess, manage and document wounds for clients admitted with a wound or if a wound develops during an episode of care. This includes initiation and modification of wound treatments. Decisions are based on best practices, the needs of the client and changes in the wound. Ongoing consultation and information sharing re: wound status and treatment plan is maintained with the Regional Enterostomal Therapy Nurse (ETN), a Homecare Advisor or the HCCP Nurse Practice Consultant, including the client’s physician