As seen on “McKnight’s Long Term Care News”……
Wound photography is a subject that divides many wound care professionals. On one hand, photography is a valuable tool to show trends in patient healing, and on the other hand, it can be polarizing in a courtroom. My experience as a clinician is positive with wound photography, especially in a courtroom setting.
My first experience facing the legal aspects of wound photography occurred early in my wound care career as a home health nurse. In that case, our patient had been discharged from the hospital because her 90 days were up with Medicare. She had multiple co-morbidities, including lupus, and suffered from 4 Stage IV pressure ulcers that were acquired during her hospital stay.
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