As a student nurse, and previously a healthcare assistant, I have never even heard of moisture lesions prior to reading this article! While in both roles I have had training in the recognition, grading, treatment, causes and prevention of pressure ulcers yet not one word has been said of moisture lesions so is it any wonder people are missing them?
Comment on: What to do when you're feeling like a spare part
So far on placement I really do feel like a spare part. EVERY morning (which at the moment is all I'm working!) we have 4 staff nurses and 3 HCAs to deal with 17 beds. The 3 HCAs team up into a 1 and a 2 and charge off to make the beds and wash the patients super fast, then they do the obs, tea and coffee rounds and answer all the bells before I can even get there! In the meantime the nurses give out drugs and change dressings but as each nurse only has 4 patients this takes them about 20 mins. I can't follow more than one nurse as they all do everything at the same time, or there's other students on the ward too. People say talk to the patients but if I do that I get told I should be doing something more important!!