I have a Documentation Ethics question....
I have been asked multiple times to rewrite signed
nurses notes that were perfectly legible... either a water "spot" or stray pen mark was the reason I was asked to "rewrite" it. Nothing was unreadable or omitted.
My employer wanted to destroy the original. I kept them from doing so by saying "see original document" on the signature line of the regenerated note.
I have looked into this per my State Board of Nursing...but there is no definite outline as to whe a Note should be "redone" if soiled, obliterated or marked on AFTER the authorized signature is in place.
Does anyone have ANY ideas about this? And I need resources to back me up....