- 0May 16, '11 by stephy1173Hi all,
I have an assignment regarding ethical values of a nurse.
what are the disadvantages and advantages of keeping patient's medical records at the end-of-the bed?
pls help. i'm desperate
Thank you so much!
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- 0May 18, '11 by Elishevaladvantages: in case of emergency, the information is at your fingertips.
disadvantages: the patient may try to change something (drug orders), his relatives/visitors could peep at it while he sleeps, the patient may try to read it and get the wrong information and become agitated...
------off the top of my head.
- 0May 18, '11 by cgravierIts not done anywhere AFAIK...Thats Old school lol any Hospital that did this would go bankrupt in 1 week from all the lawsuits.
Quote from Nurse2bKimberlyWhere do they still do this? I can't think of any advantages to this practice @ all..anyone could saunter in the pt's room & read their medical history.