Research Paper: Wound Care
Introduce the concept of home health, hospice outpatient, transitions clinic or wound care. Name the goals and objectives associated with these agencies.
Describe the certification process involved in these outpatient services; Insurance vs uninsured, and approval for supplies needed.
Pick one patient you visited and discuss the cause and progression of the illness/injury leading to the admission to the outpatient services.
Describe the pathophysiology of the disease process of the patient requiring the outpatient services
Give a general description of the current plan of care for the patient.
Give two (2) generalized goals based on the plan of care for this patient.
Describe the assessment findings from this visit today. Are there any findings.
Are there any findings that would alter the plan of care for this patient?
Describe the treatment that was given today for this patient. How does this treatment differ in the home or clinic setting vs the hospital setting?
List the medications (any form) used during this visit. Provide the use of the medication during the visit and why?
Describe any procedures observed today (ie. Wound care, PICC line dressing change, IV restart, etc) Is this type of procedure something the patient or family can be taught? If so,did you observe teaching from the nurse?
Describe any psychosocial that could impact the patient or family as a result of the illness/injury and the need for the outpatient services. Identify one nursing diagnosis appropriate for the psychosocial impact.