Nursing is the protection, promotion, and optimization of health and abilities, prevention of illness and injury, alleviation of suffering through the diagnosis and treatment of human response, and advocacy in the care of individuals, families, communities, and populations.

Charting for Nurses Follow these rules for charting

Charting for Nurses  Follow these rules for charting

chart everything:
include observations,
nursing actions,
patient’s response to therapy and treatment,
any unusual incidents or omitted treatments
safety precautions you took to protect the patient
your attempts to reach the doctor
any reservations you have about a doctor’s orders
the date and time of each entry
the patient’s name and identification number off the chart
your signature on each entry (when in doubt chart everything)
leaving blanks or omitting documentation could have disastrous 


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