Hi everyone. Happy Nurse's Week!!
I have been out of nursing for a couple of years after having my first child. I never had to deal much with State Surveyors and although everyone hates it when State comes in, I want to be able to learn and fix whatever I might be doing wrong.
The first facility I ever worked in didn't always do things right, and I am afraid that I picked up bad habits along the way just because I was out of school and honestly didn't know any better because that is what they were teaching me. You get that kind of naive mentality because you expect other nurses that have been a nurse for a few years to be teaching you to do things right, but yet you look back and apparently they were teaching you things just to "get by."
I know there are a lot of very experienced and knowledgeable nurses out there, so I was hoping that perhaps someone had a checklist of what State focuses on during their surveys as far as med passes and procedures go?
Thanks in advance for any insight you guys might be able to give me!