My fourth day at new job(LTAC unit), still on orientation...
30min befor shift change, Pt goes bad. I inform my charge nurse who tells me to call Dr. (Charge does not evaluate pt. herself.)
Dr. orders pt. to be transported to ER.
So I am now in the middle of a transfer, while staff nurses are giving report. I look up with a question and not only has my orientation nurse left, but so has my charge nurse.
I took my questions to the oncoming charge nurse. No biggy, except that I needed my RN to sign the MAR for the IVP's she had given my pt. I had asked her several times through out the day, but she was on the phine, busy, yeah yeah later, etc.
I guess what I am asking as a first year LPN:
Is this something to be expected? And should I be a little more aggressive about charge documentation?
Nov 5, '07
Hi. I'll move this post out of the "nursing polls" forum and into the LPN forum where you are more likely to get some feedback.