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  1. Hello everyone I just wanted to drop in after registering to introduce myself
    I am a new nurse, I have recently began working on a tele unit
    so far the experiance has been good. I have a problem remembering all the details like if my patient is a cade or who their doc is any tips on keeping track and remembering these things.
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  2. 4 Comments

  3. by   augigi
    I carry around a handover sheet, with details written about each patient, including doc's name, room number, code status, meds, diagnosis etc.
  4. by   jmgrn65
    Do you have a report sheet to write everything down? What do you write report on? This how most of us remember things it is too difficult to remember what pt has which doc. To me codes are easier to remember because most are full codes.
  5. by   Daytonite
    Hi, BONG LPN!

    I worked on a stepdown unit for many years. In general, if a patient is on telemetry, they are usually a full code. We had very few NO CODES on our unit, so when we did have them, you knew who they were.

    I'm also with everyone else who has posted about having a report sheet. After you've been working there a while, you'll come to realize that the same doctors tend to admit their patients to your unit and they also tend to have their favorite orders they like to write. You can also exercise your mind to get better at memory skills. Unfortunately, one of the things that I found helpful was remembering a lot of patients by their behaviors or needs, something we were always taught not to do in nursing school. Still it's hard not to remember that Mrs. Smith is the one in room 205 who keeps ringing her call bell every time she sees you pass by her room! Or, that Mr. Jones had the stinkiest diarrhea that almost choked you to death! I guess what I'm trying to say is that the squeaky wheels that get greased are the easiest ones to remember. It's the quiet ones I always worried about. Consequently, I made quick rounds--a lot--and would stick my head in everyone's room just to say "Hi! How are things going? Do you need anything right now?" It also kept the call bells down to a minimum (hint, hint).



    Here's a copy of the report sheet I use. Feel free to copy and use it.
    Attachment 5032 My Report Sheet
    Welcome to allnurses!
  6. by   onlyhope
    might help you remember if you quit smoking the bong!

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