I've worked with many nurses who have a different take on which one is a priority. Some nurses feel patient care is a priority and basically wait until near the end of the shift to chart anything. On the other hand, I've worked with nurses who will continue to chart if a pt. is calling for them and etc.
I remember one time when I was training in the ICU, my preceptor yelled at me for responding to a code (not my patient) instead of charting.
What do you all do? After you've assessed the patient do you start charting or do you carry on with other things that come up and chart last ?