Feel free to correct me if I am wrong on this. A friend of mine works at a snf that wants the RN's to document on the LPN's patients, even though they do not work on that unit and don't even see those residents during the shift. I told her that that is a really bad idea, I personally think it's a legal nightmare waiting to happen. What's worse is that her DON is on board with it.
Sep 19, '13
by BrandonLPN, LPN
I'm betting your facility is engaging in unecessary and redundant documentation policy. Whoever makes the policy there ought to check with the BON on this. LPNs can complete their own documentation.
I've worked in skilled nursing for nearly four years now, and I've never once had to have a RN document anything for me.
This reminds me of some book I read about hospitals in the sixties where the RNs would stay over to "chart" on patients cared for by practical nurses. And the RNs in question never even saw these patients. All because charting was considered a "RN only" task.
Terribly inefficient. There are some things a RN an do that a LPN cannot. Charting is not one of those things.
Last edit by BrandonLPN on Sep 19, '13