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Can a rehab doc delegate wound care to a physical therapist?

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Dr. David Hardin
Wound care
4 doctors agree

In brief: He can

A physiatrist (rehab doc) can refer wound care but as a physiatrist and wound specialist i would prefer they refer to wound care unless they know the wound skills themselves and give orders other than "eval and treat" to the therapist.

In brief: He can

A physiatrist (rehab doc) can refer wound care but as a physiatrist and wound specialist i would prefer they refer to wound care unless they know the wound skills themselves and give orders other than "eval and treat" to the therapist.
Dr. David Hardin
Dr. David Hardin
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Dr. Marius Frasie
NO, PHYSICAL THERAPISTS DON'T DO WOUND CARE.
Dr. Khurram Khan
Wound care
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Yes as long as they (the rehab and physical therapist) has the appropriate training and expertise it's fine.
Your primary care doctor should be kept in the loop as well.

In brief: Yes

Yes as long as they (the rehab and physical therapist) has the appropriate training and expertise it's fine.
Your primary care doctor should be kept in the loop as well.
Dr. Khurram Khan
Dr. Khurram Khan
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Dr. Robert Dorsey
Wound care

In brief: Yes

The doctors degree out ranks a physical therapist.

In brief: Yes

The doctors degree out ranks a physical therapist.
Dr. Robert Dorsey
Dr. Robert Dorsey
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Dr. Marius Frasie
WRONG, WHY WOULD YOU HAVE A THERAPIST DO DRESSING. A SMART THERAPIST WOULD REFUSE. FORGET THE RANKS, MEDICINE IS NOT MILITARY.
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