They aren't allowed to chart in the actual chart, they have their own book and paperwork for that, and it goes into medical records, I think.
There's plenty of CNA's I would not want doodling in the chart...
- The one that came up to me, "SHE SNEEZED AND SHE HAS PNA AND YOU MUST CALL THE DOCTOR NOW!
HE SHOULD PUT HER ON LEVAQUIN IMMEDIATELY!" What? No lady, calm down, she's got seasonal allergies.
- The one that got SUPER offended when a nurse did not run out of a isolation room attend to a skin tear that was "gushing blood", and instead called for another nurse. When the tx nurse came flying around the corner, it was discovered that a small skin tear had trickled down and stained about a half inch spot on the ladies sock.
Like some other people have mentioned, I'd be afraid stuff would get put in that was either blown up out of proportion, or just was not communicated to nurse at all.