Lost in the Details - page 2

by Stcroix

I was getting report this morning and was listening to the myriad of details about each patient; order changes, labs, vanco troughs due, how they took their meds, troublesome family members, how many times they asked for pain... Read More


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    What great advice! A 20 sec look is worth a mountain of documentation. It is also reassuring to the clients, who believe they are being looked after... and a silent heads-up to the CNAs that they are being held responsible for their work. "Mrs. Smith looked like she was breathing a little fast, and this is a change from what you charted. Please repeat her respers every hour for three hours and let me know what they are."... emphasizes that what they chart is important and attended to better than any other action. It is also non-judgmental - because patients and and do change rapidly at times.
    James Smeltzer
    mds1, BrendaH84, and bebbercorn like this.
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    Quote from DrJamesSmeltzerMFM
    What great advice! A 20 sec look is worth a mountain of documentation. It is also reassuring to the clients, who believe they are being looked after... and a silent heads-up to the CNAs that they are being held responsible for their work. "Mrs. Smith looked like she was breathing a little fast, and this is a change from what you charted. Please repeat her respers every hour for three hours and let me know what they are."... emphasizes that what they chart is important and attended to better than any other action. It is also non-judgmental - because patients and and do change rapidly at times.
    James Smeltzer
    Very good advice. It addresses the issue in a non judgmental way.


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