I always chart in the MAR when I give it and then again in the MAR for the effect. I don't always have time to chart in the nurses notes about it. Is this a requirement as far as state is concerned. My DON has never said anything to me about me not doing it, but other nurses say that I should be. I really don't see in the nurses notes where any other nurses are doing it. Just wondering If it HAS to be in the nurses notes.
Feb 28, '11
We have to chart in the (paper) MAR and in the actual (electronic) chart in the pain assessment. It's double charting, but they will probably do it this way until we switch to electronic MARs
Oh, I just noticed this was LTC nursing, I'm in acute care, but it came up on the home page, just wanted to clarify.
Last edit by birthrevolution on Feb 28, '11
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