Skin/Wound/Surgical Care & Follow-up
Application of dressings with prescription medications or sterile dressing changes, treatment of decubitus ulcers (Grade 3 or worse) or widespread skin disorder, management of post-operative wounds and drains, etc.
24 Hours Nursing Supervision
- Monitoring of vital signs
- Institution of bowel and bladder training, colostomy or ileostomy care in the early postoperative period in the presence of associated complications
- Teaching or training for self-administration of injectable medications, care of a recent colostomy or ileostomy, administration of insulin in newly diagnosed diabetic and diabetic diet and foot-care precautions.
- Physical therapy services may include bed and wheelchair mobility, transfers, tolerance to activity, balance, posture strengthening and training that allows improvement to the prior level of functioning whenever possible. Care is also provided post-orthopedic surgery (hip, knee, shoulder replacements) and post-stroke rehabilitation.
- Respiratory therapy services may include teaching or training in the self‐administration of medical gases and newly prescribed use of bi-pap/c-pap
Patients must qualify under federal regulations to be admitted into a swing-bed program. Prior to admission, they must have had a three night acute stay in the hospital and must be in need of a skilled service to help return to a previous functioning level.