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Nurse Performance of Treatments in the Skilled Nursing Facility Part 1

presented by Juzell (Joey) Pettis, RN, DNS-CT, WCC, DWC

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Financial: Juzell (Joey) Pettis receives compensation from MedBridge for this course. There is no financial interest beyond the production of this course.

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Video Runtime: 33 Minutes

This course is part of a two-course series, and is followed by Nurse Performance of Treatments in the Skilled Nursing Facility Part 2

Performing treatments is an important part of the Licensed Staff tasks. Treatments are ordered as medical treatment, for monitoring/assessing acute issues, and monitoring of success of interventions. This is often part of the job that takes second place to other tasks like administering medication or charting. Part one of this two-course series will explain considerations around topically applied treatments and look closely at dressing changes in wound care.

Meet Your Instructor

Juzell (Joey) Pettis, RN, DNS-CT, WCC, DWC

Joey has 45 years experience in long-term care and acute care settings. Joey's experience includes both staff and management positions in long-term care. For the past 35 years she has worked in long-term care management as a Director of Nursing and as a Consultant with responsibility for staff management, education and resident clinical care. Joey…

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1. Medical Treatment: Topical Applications

This chapter will physically demonstrate the performance of topical treatments including the application of ointments and creams. The importance of professional data collection, assessment and documentation is part of these procedures.

2. Medical Treatment: Dressing Change

This chapter will demonstrate the performance of dressing changes, and review best practices for maintaining staff and resident safety.

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