When I worked med-surg, a life saver for me was a brain that I made - I had 7 columns, one for each patient. I had last name, room number, and then I wrote times for scheduled PO meds on left column and IV meds on right column. I wrote if they were FSBS and put myself two blanks for that (I worked 7p to 7a). If they had prn pain meds other than tylenol, I wrote the name and when next available (from report).
When I made my first nursing round, I short handed the entry on my brain and did my flow sheet assessment, then hit my 9pm meds, reviewed any LVN assessment, then charted everything, midnight lined, midnight meds, charted everything, 0200 rounds, charted ... so on and so forth.
I checked things off as I did them, filled in the blanks as it got done, and highlighted charting as I entered it into the patient record. If things came up that could wait an hour, I'd write it on the brain and go back and check it off when it got done (assuming I couldn't do it right then). I also gave report from my brain. My paper brain saved my real one.
The nurses that I worked with were all more than happy to give me the outline of their brain, and I tried and worked until I found the outline that worked well for me.