I have a rather stupid question for my ICU nurses but what exactly do you write nursing notes on?
We use VAR charting and I do that well, but when there is not a variance I don't know exactly what I should be charting on my nursing note.
My question is: What do you chart when there is no change in condition, and you are required to write a VAR note.
My second questions is do you chart every time there is a change in medication, consult, or any other new orders that are routine?
I guess I basically want to know what to chart and what not to chart?