I am a new nurse in orientation on a med/surg unit. I had a scenario the other day where the nursing educator was upset
with me for not doing assessment systematically. I had a patient with a BP 170/107. I wanted to give her four morning
BP meds to see if I could get it down before contacting the Doc. All of her meds were crushed and she had some dysphagia, so
it took me a long time and I was behind on the rest of my morning assessments.
Background: Patient was 89 yo female, comfort measures, with intracerebral hemorrhage, BPs were trending high, but not that high...
The educator stated I have to do assessment, chart, assessment, chart, then take care of that issue after all assessments and
charting are complete.
I just wanted someone else's feedback, I don't know if I did the right thing. :heartbeat