I've always kept my paper list of patients I have when I take report and thoughout the shift of the patients I've had. Now I keep a notebook just in case management pulls me in for questioning I can back it up and say yes or no i had this patient or this pt was discharged or admitted at this time.
Is this good or bad practice?
One nurse told me it's not good practice because she had recent court cases to go to and they ask if you keep a written record of your patients and she said no and to never say yes.
What do you think?