The Skin Management Needs Assessment Checklist (SMNAC) is a self- report subscale extracted from the Needs Assessment Checklist (NAC).
The SMNAC is developed to be a post discharge measure to assess client knowledge and ability to perform skin checks, pressure relief and prevention of skin breakdown, and provides SCI specific information related to skin management needs.
The SMNAC requires people to demonstrate or, for someone with a high lesion, instruct their personal care attendant to perform the activities.
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