When I started to work as a nurse I felt lost. Having 6,7 and sometimes 8 patients was driving nuts. My mother who is also an RN gave me her organization sheet. It includes, patient name, age, dr. dx.hx,etc, its all in computarized and its so neat.
It has the iv's, TF, etc.
But something I did on my own that guides through the day and if I loose it I go crazy.
I use a blank sheet of paper every day and I write my patients names, in one square each, then I put their accuchecks, IVF, TF, TELE and major antibiotics or procedures for the days, also if I have a stat order and wound dsg. changes. Therefore I know what are my priorities and also I put if they are DNR or full codes!!
I do that everyday and I can proudly say that I am very well organized. It took me a year but I did it!!!