Nancy Collins, PhD, RDN, LD, FAPWCA, FAND
Documentation of turning and repositioning often leads to legal problems as some healthcare providers chart by exception and others chart at the point of care.
“The hospital never turned the patient, and therefore the patient suffered a serious pressure injury,” declared the plaintiff attorney. The defense team shot back, “Whoa. Slow down. Never is long time, and of course we turned the patient.” How can a basic care intervention such as turning and repositioning have two totally opposing views?