Good afternoon, I am curious to know how other hospitals handle the ordering, distribution and/or storage of skin and wound care products. For example, our facility carries multiple moisture barrier products such as Calazime and Hydraguard, and several different types of medicated dressings. We have an algorithm on what to apply when, to guide nurses and providers on usage.
My questions are:
1) Do you limit to just a few products?
2) Do you require patient specific orders for each product? or...
3) Do you utilize a standing or protocol order put in at admission to allow use
based on an algorithm?