Home health managers have been telling nurses that they have to be specific in their teaching .....specific to the point of ridiculousness
example: teaching a patient on the side effects of Norvasc:
"Instructed pt on side effects of med norvasc: headache, dizziness, drowsiness, flushing, tired feeling......patient is able to recall headache and flushing"
Is this really how it needs to be documented? and does medicare expect other areas of nursing to do the same thing? such as on busy med surg units?
dont even get me started on how they want us to document wound care......every little step and every item used has to be documented.